With nearly 8,000 confirmed cases, as Hudson County surpasses Essex to become the second-most impacted county in New Jersey (behind Bergen County), officials are making appeals for blood donations specifically from anyone who has recovered from COVID-19.
“As a city we know there are people that are healing from this virus and want to help,” said Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, via Twitter. “We have an opportunity with our partners at American Red Cross and Christ Hospital to increase our volume of plasma for critically ill patients.”
If you have been diagnosed Covid-19 positive and symptom free for 14 days call Christ Hospital to become a donor.
For Christ Hospital (Jersey City), call:
— Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop) April 14, 2020
Anyone who has been diagnosed COVID-19 positive and has been symptom-free for 14 days is asked to call Christ Hospital at 201-795-8298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for more information on COIVD-19 testing in Jersey City:
Reminder: JC #Covid19 testing centers are open by appointment only. Residents experiencing symptoms can call (201)-547-5535 to schedule. Hours: 9am-5pm every day.
Drive thru site: 575 Rte. 440
Walk up site: Public Safety HQ, 465 Marin Blvd
No admittance without an appointment. pic.twitter.com/MExpZkOUe2
— City of Jersey City (@JerseyCity) April 14, 2020