Monday, March 1st, 2010

Morris County is working together with Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, the Morristown Partnership, Morristown Memorial Hospital and the Parsippany Hilton to sponsor the first countywide Workplace Blood Drive on March 5 at the Parsippany Hilton, 1 Hilton Court in Parsippany-Troy Hills.

Freeholder Director Gene Feyl has issued a proclamation designating March 5 as Morris County Workplace Blood Drive Day and urging businesses, offices and eligible Morris County citizens to participate by giving up an hour that day and donating blood.

Blood collected will help to supply the blood bank of Morristown Memorial Hospital, a state-designated regional trauma center.

The blood drive will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments may be made by calling 1-800-247-9580.