Walgreens In North Bergen To Host Blood Drive And Free Diabetes Tests On January 29

Walgreens Pharmacy at 7401 River Road in North Bergen will be hosting a blood drive in its parking lot on January 29 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The event is made possible thanks to Walgreens' partnerships with the American Red Cross and HackensackUMC Palisades.

The American Red Cross will have a blood donor bus on site. Blood Drive appointments are preferred. All blood donors will receive $5 Dunkin' Donuts gift cards. Please sign up by calling Richard Kim at (201) 662-6280.

Medical professionals from HackensackUMC Palisades will also be in attendance to conduct free Diabetes Testing (HgA1c) and Pulse Oximetry Screenings (percent of oxygen in the blood).

About HackensackUMC Palisades

HackensackUMC Palisades (formerly Palisades Medical Center) is located in North Bergen, NJ, and it serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and southern Bergen Counties. The non-profit Medical Center is a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health System, and it features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center. HackensackUMC Palisades is ranked as one of the top hospitals of its size in New Jersey by Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has honored HackensackUMC Palisades with its prestigious Community Outreach Award for its year-round commitment to educate residents, improve access to care, and reduce health disparities. HackensackUMC Palisades is the largest employer in its service area with more than 1,300 employees. It has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare. For more information, please call (201) 854-5000 or visit www.HackensackUMCPalisades.org.