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May 1, 2009

Re:  New Jersey Workplace Blood Drive Coalition Survey Request

Dear Mayor:

Recently the New Jersey League of Municipalities made the generous commitment to serve on The New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition, a public-private partnership of businesses, associations and government agencies is working to alleviate New Jersey’s persistent and severe blood shortage.  This partnership was sought by Commissioner Heather Howard of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, in recognition of the League’s role in effectively engaging local government organizations that represent a large and highly diverse segment of New Jersey’s public sector.
In recent weeks, the Coalition initiated a survey to gather information that would help guide the development of resources and educational programming for businesses throughout New Jersey.  We’ve been given a link to the electronic survey.  You’ll notice that throughout the language you will see the audience referred to as “businesses”.  The Coalition members, in welcoming the League, ask that as you take a moment to answer this survey, you respond for your “business” … the community you represent.  Your answers will help in strategies that move forward over the coming months.
We guarantee strict confidentiality of your responses.  The survey findings will be used and reported only in aggregate form, and no single individual or facility will be identified.  For assistance regarding technical issues, contact Cindy Stratis, project manager, New Jersey Hospital Association, at 609-275-4266, or at
Survey deadline is Friday, May 15.
If you choose to complete and fax the survey, you may return it to Mary Ditri, director of professional practice, New Jersey Hospital Association at 609-806-4629.  Mary can be reached at or at 609-275-4279 if you have any questions about content.

On another matter, the New Jersey Society of Blood Bank Professionals would like to invite you to join them for their Annual Luncheon meeting, held in conjunction with their Annual Conference on Tuesday, May 19, at UMDNJ in New Brunswick. See the conference flier for detail at The speaker at this session will be NJ DHHS Commissioner Heather Howard.

Thank you for all that you do.

Very truly yours,

Timothy C. McDonough, President, NJLM and

Mayor, Hope Township




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