Community Blood Drive to be Held on August 18, 2022

Commissioner John V. Kelly and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs and Health are pleased to partner with Vitalant Blood Services of New Jersey to conduct a Nutley Community Blood Drive on Thursday, August 18, 2022. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please click on the following link: Vitalant New Jersey - Donor Portal ( or call (877) 258-4825

The drive will be held at the Nutley Public Affairs Building - 149 Chestnut Street from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  Although walk-ins are accepted, APPOINTMENTS ARE SUGGESTED and will be taken before walk ins. All safety precautions will be put in place to ensure the health and well-being of all donors and technicians.  Please do not donate if you are sick or may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Masks are optional. As always, donors must be between the ages of 16 and 76, weigh over 110lbs and be in general good health.

Donor Guidelines:

  • Do not donate if you are sick. 
  • Weigh at least 110 lbs
  • Bring ID
  • Eat a meal before donation.
  • Drink plenty of water before and after

New Jersey on a whole is experiencing critically low donation numbers, especially during the COVID_19 pandemic.  There is an urgent need for Type O Negative, O Positive & B Negative Blood Types, but all types are welcome and needed!

Find answers at to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it (novel coronavirus, now called SARS-CoV-2) in relation to blood donation and what Vitalant is doing to keep donors, blood drive coordinators, volunteers, staff and patients safe. If you have a question not covered here, please visit our donor eligibility page, call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) or email us at  For any additional information, please call the Department of Public Affairs at 973-284-4976.

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