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Community Blood Services Will Hold
Summer Barbeque for Donors.
Donors Offered Free Monster Mini Golf Gift Card

July 8 & 9, 2011


Community Blood Services will host a summer barbecue on Friday, July 8th for all volunteer donors at its donor center in Paramus. All donors also will get a complimentary gift card to Monster Mini Golf, an indoor black light mini golf course with locations in Paramus and Fairfield, NJ.

The Paramus donor center, located at 970 Linwood Avenue West, will be open on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The barbecue will be offered beginning 11 a.m. and throughout the rest of the day.

In addition, all donors who donate at the Paramus donor center and the Lincoln Park donor center, 63 Beaverbrook Road, Suite 304, on Saturday, July 9th between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. will be offered a donor breakfast , as well as a Monster Mini Golf gift card.

Monster Mini Golf gift cards will also be given to donors who donate on Sunday, July 10th at the Paramus donor center, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To schedule an appointment to donate, please call 201-251-3703 or visit www.communitybloodservices.com. Walk-ins are also welcome but an appointment is needed to donate platelets.

“What better way to thank our generous volunteer donors for taking time out of their busy summer schedules to save lives than to celebrate their lifesaving donations with a summer barbecue or breakfast,” said Karen Ferriday, community affairs director at Community Blood Services.

“Blood donors are urgently needed during the summer months when supplies traditionally drop due to people’s busy summer schedules and vacations,” Ferriday said. “We’re so grateful to Monster Mini Golf owners Nick and Carol Mastrandrea for donating gift cards to allow our donors to enjoy miniature golf, which is such a fun, summer pastime.”

“We’re so happy we can help Community Blood Services at this critical time of the year when blood is so urgently needed,” Nick and Carol added.

Ferriday said all donors are needed, especially Type O- donors and Type AB male plasma donors. Type O- blood is known as the “universal blood type” and is the only blood type that can be transfused to any patient. This blood type is most often transfused to patients with rare antibodies, trauma victims and babies. Plasma is needed for burn and trauma victims. Platelets are also needed, Ferriday said, to treat cancer patients.

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

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