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Senator Kip Bateman Senator Kip Bateman (R-16)
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May 9, 2017
Media Advisory: Bateman to Host Blood Drive in Somerville on Thursday

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Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) is hosting a blood drive on Thursday to collect much needed donations for the Robert Wood Johnson Steeplechase Cancer Center. Donating is quick and easy, and open to anyone older than 17, or 16 with parental consent.

Sen. Kip Bateman to host blood drive at RWJ Steeplechase Cancer Center on Thursday, May 11. (

“We’ve had many successful drives in the past, with every available appointment filled. I hope we can do that again, but we need your help,” Senator Bateman said. “This blood is desperately needed. By giving just a little blood and a little time you can help save lives.”

Senator Bateman has been a longtime supporter of blood donation and regularly hosts blood drives. Over the last 35 years, he’s donated more than 27 gallons of blood.

All donations collected through the drive will remain on campus to help people being treated at Steeplechase. That makes it easier for doctors to determine where the blood will go and how to utilize it in order to assist their cancer patients.

All donors will also be entered to win a $25 gift card.

Click here to schedule your donation.

Who: Senator Kip Bateman will be present to donate at 2:30 p.m.

What: Blood donation drive.

When: Thursday, May 11, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Robert Wood Johnson Steeplechase Cancer Center. 30 Rehill Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876

Availability: Open

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