One of only a few hospital-run programs of its kind in the state, Somerset Medical Center’s Volunteer Blood Donor Program relies on the support of individuals and area service organizations to provide most of the blood used annually at the medical center. We are proud to offer a comfortable atmosphere where donors are treated as an important part of our family. Convenient hours allow donors to schedule evening or weekend appointments and walk-ins are always welcome.
Mondays: 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Appointments available by calling 908-685-2926. Walk-ins always welcome.
You Can Help!
The need for blood is increasing much faster than the number of donors. Your donation of blood can minimize these shortages and help save the life of someone in need. Blood donars may donate for general, replacement, autologous or designated use.
You also can help by volunteering your time in the donor room.
Who Can Donate
You may not donate if you:
- Have a history of viral hepatitis at age 11 or older
- Are recovering from an infectious illness
- Are in a high risk group (such as individuals with HIV or AIDS)
- Spent a total of three months or more in the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands) between 1980 and 1996
For more specific details on who may donate, contact the Blood Donor Program at 908-685-2926.
There is no danger in donating blood, as sterile, disposable equipment is always used.
Location and Parking
The Blood Donor Room is located in the Laboratory on the first floor of Somerset Medical Center. Donors should park in the specially marked FREE priority parking spaces on the first or top level of our parking deck.
Somerset Medical Center’s
Blood Donor Program is Now Mobile
It is now even easier and convenient for you to help save lives in your community.
Upcoming blood drives include:
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - “Giving Tuesday” Blood Drive
Kick off the holiday season by sharing, not spending
DeSapio Building, 3rd Floor
92 East Main Street, Somerville
For information and to schedule an appointment, call Nicole Greco at 908-685-2991.
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 3 - 7 p.m. - Hillsborough Township Blood Drive
Hillsborough Senior Activities Room
379 South Branch Rd., Hillsborough
To register, call Pam Borek, 908-369-8314, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.- SMC Employee Blood Drive
Fuld Auditorium (SMC) 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville
To register, call 908-685-2926
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. - Bridgewater Township Municipal Building
100 Commons Way, Bridgewater
To register call Chris Poulsen at 908-725-6300 x 5210 or email@example.com
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 3 - 8 p.m. - Somerville & Bridgewater Rotary and PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits Blood Drive
120 Finderne Ave., Bridgewater
To register, call Marie Hughes at 908-725-2299.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road, Branchburg
To register, call 908-685-2926.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 3 p.m.- 8 p.m.- Raritan Borough
Raritan Borough Municipal Building
22 First Street, Raritan
To register call Don Tozzi 908-338-0000
Sunday, Feb. 23, St. Ann’s Parish
St. Ann’s Church
Anderson Street, Raritan Borough
To register, contact 908-722-1368