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Blood Donation Drive 2017 in Parsippany, NJ

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. According to the American Red Cross, the average adult has approximately ten pints of blood in their body, and roughly one pint is given during each donation. However, less than 10% of the eligible population donates blood. On June 25, 2017,  members of the local community in Parsippany, NJ stepped up  to potentially  save lives  by participating  in the annual  BAPS  Charities  Blood Drive. In total, 26 pints of blood were collected,  which has the  potential to save  up to 78 lives.

BAPS  Charities also used the event as a platform to raise  awareness around  the need for regular blood donations and the significant impact they have, especially during demanding periods.  The Blood Drive event is one of several service events held by BAPS Charities each year.  Health fairs, walkathons, children’s health and safety events, and bone marrow drives are also held annually and in multiple locations across the country.  Through these activities, BAPS Charities aims to develop a broader spirit of volunteerism to enable individuals of alleges to make meaningful contributions to society.