Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Dear NJLSVA Member:

Did you know that one pint of blood can save three lives?

Summer has arrived and in addition to all the fun in the sun, this is also a time of great need for blood donations.

Unfortunately, New Jersey is not self-sufficient in its blood supply.  At any given time, the state may have only a two-day supply of blood available, requiring New Jersey hospitals to import blood from other states.  In fact, New Jersey imports more blood than any other state. 

The national average for blood donation is 5% of a state’s population.  In New Jersey , however, only 3.6% of our population donates blood.  In 2011, the lack of blood donation in New Jersey translated into a shortfall of more than 111,000 units of blood.  Nine out 10 people will require blood at some time in their life, and a shortage of blood can force hospitals to delay elective surgery, placing patients at risk.

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance is joining with the New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition (NJWBDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) in their summer blood drive campaign. 

The NJWBDC and the DHSS are asking the business community to join in this vitally important effort by hosting a blood drive, educating your employees about the importance of donating blood, and encouraging your employees to participate in a blood drive or visit a blood center to make a donation.

Please visit the Save 3 Lives website at www.state.nj.us/health/njsave3lives to learn more about the summer blood drive campaign and download tools to help you spread the word in your company.  You can also direct your employees to www.njblooddrives.com to find a blood drive or blood center near you.  

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If you have any questions, please contact Haskell Berman at 732-729-9619.

Thank you and have a great summer.

Donald Sico
Executive Director