Pelican Ski Shops will give blood donors free daily ski or snowboard rental

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:18

    Seventy percent of the blood used for patients at local hospitals comes from donors in the community. Pelican Ski and Snowboard Shops in New Jersey and Pennsylvania recognize the importance of donating blood and will give a free daily ski or snowboard rental to those who donate blood during the month of January, which is Blood Donor Recognition Month. Anyone who donates blood in New Jersey or Pennsylvania between Jan. 1 and 31 will receive a proof of donation and can present it (no photo copies) to any Pelican Ski and Snowboard Shop to receive a Complete Daily Ski/Snowboard Rental Certificate. The rental certificate can be used that same day or saved for future use and may even be given away to any friend or family member who would like to ski or snowboard. Donors must present their letters to any Pelican Ski and Snowboard Shop by Feb. 5 and the rental certificate will expire in April . Renters must have a valid driver’s license and credit card. A $10 refundable deposit is also required. To be eligible to donate blood a person must be at least 17 years of age, be in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. “Pelican Ski and Snowboard Shops are excited to have the opportunity to aid such a wonderful cause in our community,” said manager Bruce Sanderson. “We challenge all who are eligible to donate blood and help make a difference in our local community.” Visit for Pelican locations and additional information. Upcoming blood drives: Jan. 16 - Sparta Volunteer Ambulance Squad, 14 Sparta Ave., Sparta 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 19 - Prince of Peace Church, 3320 Route 94, Hamburg, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 20 - Shoprite of Byra.m., 90 80 Route 206, Stanhope 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 21 - Blessed Kateri Church, 427 Stanhope Road, Sparta 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 - Shoprite, 270 State Rt 23, Franklin 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 - Shoprite, 125 Water Street, Newton 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 - St. Thomas Church, 210 Rt. 206 North, Layton 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Morristown Memorial Hospital takes donations on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.