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Garrett Allen, Community Blood Services' whole blood manager, presents a certificate for a 1-hour body massage with nationally certified massage therapist Micki Kuttler of Haworth to Adeline Johnson of Paramus. Adeline, who has donated blood 47 times since 1988, won the massage in a raffle held during the last week of February to beat the winter blues..

Blood Donor at Community Blood Services Will Win Massage

Amidst St. Patrick's Day decorations in the donor canteen at the blood center, donor Paula Riportella of New Milford enjoys some refreshments after donating blood with the help of canteen volunteer Ed Babilot.
Volunteer Ed Babilot sees to the needs of donor Kathleen Brosnan of River Edge after she donated during the center's St. Patrick's Day party.
Eugene Rogers of Paterson also dropped by to take part in the center's St. Patrick's Day blood drive.
Showing off the posters they designed for Community Blood Services' poster contest while attending CCD classes at Annunciation Church in Paramus are (from left) Jake Watson, 9, first-place winner; Alicia Devaney, 9, second-place winner; and Eric Pertuz, 11, third-place winner. "Donating blood is very helpful to people who need it," says Jake, while Alicia notes, " Donating blood is good and helpful to other people, especially people in accidents." Eric thinks donating blood is good for everyone because it saves lives. "A person with a rare blood type may be the only chance to save someon's life," he says.
2/23/02 - Michael Rumpolo (second from left), who plays for the Ridgwood Dragons hockey team, won the raffle for a NJ Devils hockey stick donated by the Devils and signed by Scottt Gomez. He's shown here during the recent blood drive with (from left) Kerry Heineman, an R.N supervisor at Community Blood Services; his father, Joseph Rumpolo; and Jeffrey Ball, co-president of the Ridgewood Roller Hockey Association.

Blood donor Scott Solvang of Hillsdale planned to take his wife to dinner to celebrate their anniversary after winning first prize in the raffle Community Blood Services raffle, a dinner donated by Aldo's Italian Restaurant in Wyckoff. Congratulations, Scott!

When CBS telerecruiter Howard Schlesinger called to say there was an urgent need for blood, it only took Sister Teresa Marie Mahon S.C. of Harrington Park a half hour to arrive at the blood center in Paramus to make a blood donation . Thank you, Sister Teresa! Lives are saved because of unselfish donors like you!

2/9 Tremendous Response at Blood Drive For Frankie Potis

Nine-month-old Frankie Potis visited the blood drive in Edgewater with his dad Frank and his Aunt Betsy McPartland of Leonia.

Annette Skelton of Woodcliff Lake (left) became a first-time whole blood donor at Community Blood Services, while her friend Brigitte Greenstone of Ramsey donated platelets for the first time after both recognized the importance of becoming blood donors as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks. They have vowed to become regular donors.
Annunication Church in Paramus recently held a blood drive in support of Community Blood Services' United For Life program, which will make blood available as needed at no cost to the spouses or dependent family members of police and firefighters within our communities who perish in the line of duty and to those of corporate employees who perished in the World Trade Center disaster.
Annunciation Church members sign up to donate blood at the church's recent blood drive to support Community Blood Services' United For Life program.
Dorene Veliky of Paramus donates blood at the recent Annunciation Church blood drive.
CBS recently held a Mardi Gras Singles' Night for blood donors at the center with food, music, games and prizes. Judy Miller of the Jewish Community Center (right) deals cards for a game of blackjack to (from left) Susan Levinson of the Jewish Community Center; Martin Felder of Upper Montclair; Richard Mayer of Nutley; and Andrew Goldberg of Chatham.
Playing cards during CBS' Mardi Gras Singles' Night are (from left) Jennifer Romanoff of Hillsdale; Allan Gosdin of Lyndhurst; Joanne Folz of Wood-Ridge, and Howard Greenblatt of Clifton. Dealer (right) is Carl Pettengil of Rutherford.

More than 50 employees of New Jersey Media Group's offices at the Record in Hackensack and at Garret Mountain Plaza in West Paterson donated during recent blood drives held by Commmunity Blood Services.

Rocco Gallo of North Jersey Media Group's Human Resources Department, who coordinated the blood drive at The Record, greets Lynne Cuomo of The Record's manufacturing department at the registration desk for donors.
Clemens Tomaszewski from The Record's Circulation Department is about to donate blood with assistance from Darrell Brooks from the blood center.
Alex S. Koukeas of North Jersey Media Group's Human Resources Department gets some refreshments from Judi Kurjian of the blood center after donating blood at The Record in Hackensack's recent blood drive.
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