Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston held a blood drive last month that collected 20 pints of blood. It was the first blood drive the synagogue was able to host since the pandemic started. During the last 18 months, hospitals across the county, state, and country have faced severe blood shortages.
Sponsored by the synagogue’s Social Action Committee, in partnership with Vitalent New Jersey, the drive collected the 20 pints from vaccinated congregants, including two members of the clergy and one father-daughter team. The youngest donor was in her 20s, and the oldest was in her 90s.
The drive also marked the synagogue’s 20-year relationship with Brenda Saunders, Vitalent’s donor recruitment representative.