Braving Cold to Donate Much-Needed Blood in Cherry Hill

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The snowy conditions couldn't stop residents in Camden County from coming out to donate blood.

On Friday, January 5th, the Camden County Freeholder Board's Park Department, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, hosted a blood drive in Cherry Hill to help support blood banks in the South Jersey area.

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Officials say they are thankful to the residents who braved the cold to make a much-needed donation that will help save lives.

"There typically is a shortage of blood during the winter months [and] we see that at all our hospital systems," said Louis Cappelli, Jr., freeholder director of Camden County.

"It's very important this time of year that people, who are able to do so, donate blood. It really benefits all the residents of Camden County."

Donors who came out got a free cup of coffee and a long-sleeve American Red Cross shirt as a way to thank them for their donation.

To find a blood drive near you, visit 

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