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Blood Donors Who Honor Dads
Will Receive Stacks Pancake House Gift Cards

June 19, 2011

Melissa Cruces, manager of the new Stacks Pancake House & Café in Paramus, and Stacks’ Owner Andrew Cohen welcome Bernie the Blood Drop to their Paramus location.

In celebration of Father’s Day, anyone who donates blood, platelets or plasma on Sunday, June 19 at Community Blood Services’ Paramus Donor Center, 970 Linwood Avenue West, will receive a gift card to Stacks Pancake House & Café in Paramus.

“Community Blood Services is excited to be partnering with Stacks, our newest neighbor here in Paramus, to thank every volunteer donor who takes time out of his or her busy schedule to donate this Father’s Day,” said Karen Ferriday, community affairs director at Community Blood Services.

“What better way to honor your dad and all the dads who’ve been important in your life than by making a lifesaving blood or platelet donation,” Ferriday added.

Also in honor of Father’s Day, free PSA testing will be offered to males age 40+ from Sunday, June 19 through June 25 at all donor sites and on mobile blood drives. Donors must have a successful donation, request the PSA test, and fill out a brief form.

Donors are asked to schedule an appointment at www.communitybloodservices.com or by calling (201) 251-3703.

“Volunteer donors make a difference,” said Andrew Cohen, owner of both the Paramus Stacks restaurant, which opened Memorial Day weekend, and the Stacks in Hoboken. “By offering Stacks’ gift cards, we hope donors will honor their dads, and dads everywhere, on their special day by scheduling an appointment to donate and help save the lives of patients in our community hospitals.”

All blood types are needed, especially O negative, the only blood type that can be transfused to any patient. There has been a short supply of O negative donors in recent weeks and donors are vitally needed to maintain the blood supply at community hospitals, Ferriday said. O negative donors are needed for trauma victims, premature infants and babies and for patients with rare antibodies.

Community Blood Services also needs all blood types for platelet donations. Platelets are used to treat cancer and other critically ill patients. In addition, Type AB male plasma donors are needed.

Community Blood Services is a not-for-profit organization that provides blood and blood Products to 25 hospitals in New Jersey and New York.

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