Annual Blood Drive and Health Fair

Annual Blood Drive and Health Fair

Emergency Blood Shortage – Blood Drive – Saturday, August 4

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, there will be a Community Blood Drive held at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club’s Ballroom located at 79 N. Bertrand Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Please consider a blood donation now to assist with an emergency blood shortage in northern New Jersey.

Community Blood Services, one of the largest independent blood centers in the region, will be offering their services to complete the safe and simple donation process.  Participants must be 18 years or older unless signed consent is received from a guardian.  Donors are asked to eat prior to donating and must bring identification showing a signature.

Also, Dr. Stuart Miller, Medical Director of The New Jersey Vein and Vascular Center, will be in attendance and participating in the Blood Drive.  Dr. Stuart Miller will be offering free screenings at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club Blood Drive for Varicose Veins & Spider Veins, Peripheral Venous Disease, Thyroid and Carotid Arterial Disease.

He will be offering Free Ultrasound Screenings, including:

  • Ultrasound for Varicose Veins and Spider Veins
  • Ultrasound of Leg Arteries (PAD)
  • Ultrasound of Carotid Artery
  • Ultrasound of Thyroid
  • Ultrasound of Abdominal Aorta

“The New Jersey Vein and Vascular Center is pleased be to be a part of a community event that will give people a chance to help others in need and aid in supplying 20 different hospitals throughout the area with blood.  Our hope is to combine the advantages of donating blood and giving back with education about the vein and vascular system and the benefits of proper screening”

~ Dr. Stuart Miller

The New Jersey Vein & Vascular Center of Randolph, NJ is proud to partner with the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club and Community Blood Services to raise awareness about the need for blood donation in the area by offering participants in the Blood Drive a free vein and vascular consultation by one of NJ’s leading vein and vascular centers.

For more information call The New Jersey Vein and Vascular Center at: 862-251-7111 or Email: [email protected].

Are You at Risk for Varicose Veins?

Are You at Risk for Varicose Veins?

Are you more susceptible to developing varicose veins? Are you at risk for varicose veins? There are many factors that may be putting you at risk for the development of these sometimes large and tunnel-like blood vessels.

Are you overweight?

Excess weight not only poses health problems such as diabetes and heart disease, it can make you more prone to developing varicose veins.

The added weight on your legs also means more pressure on your veins.

How old are you? Is there a family history?

While varicose veins do not always discriminate on the basis of age, getting older can put you at risk for varicose veins because of the natural wear and tear of vessels.


Genes also can play a significant role in the susceptibility of developing varicose veins. Just around half of people with varicose veins admit to family members also having them.

Is your job cramping your style? Are you experiencing hormonal changes?

Jobs that require you to stand or sit for long periods of time can put you at risk for varicose veins.

Staying in the same position for hours can put a lot of pressure on the veins of your legs, making you more prone to varicose veins.

The hormonal changes that accompany both pregnancy and menopause can lead to relaxation of vein walls, in turn weakening the veins and making them more susceptible to swelling.

Are you doomed to have varicose veins? 

Not necessarily. There are many ways to reduce your risk.

  • Stay active whenever possible. Going for a quick walk during a lunch break can go a long way in reducing your chances of developing varicose veins.
  • Compression is your friend. Compression socks, stockings or bandages can help to alleviate some of the stress on your legs and keep blood from pooling.
  • Rest! While staying active is vital in maintaining vascular health, resting and elevation are just as important, especially if you work a job that requires you to stand for long periods of time.
For more information about varicose veins and their treatment, contact NJVVC today!
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