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Blood Drive in Memory of Violet Etler of Fair Lawn

March 15, 2012


A community blood drive in memory of the late Violet Etler of Fair Lawn is scheduled for Thursday, March 15.

Conducted by Community Blood Services of Paramus, the drive will take place at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) union hall at 65 West Century Road in Paramus. Violet Etler, who was a long-time Fair Lawn resident, community leader, and wife of former Fair Lawn mayor, Martin Etler, passed away in January.

The drive will take place on a bloodmobile at Thursday, March 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the IBEW hall, 65 West Century Road, Paramus.

"We thought it would be fitting to have a blood drive in Vi's memory because she was helped so much by blood donations during her recent illness, receiving double red cell transfusions every two weeks for several months," said her husband, Martin Etler.

The drive is open to the public and all are encouraged to participate. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are highly recommended. To schedule an appointment, call Community Blood Services at (201) 251-3703. All blood types are needed, especially 0- and 0+.

Community Blood Services supplies blood and blood products to patients in more than 20 hospitals in New Jersey and New York.

Any healthy individual, age 17 through 75 (16 with parental permission) and weighing at least 110 pounds can donate blood.

Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating and must bring identification showing signature. All donors receive complimentary non-fasting cholesterol and glucose screening with every blood donation.

Every 2.5 seconds someone needs blood – it could be a friend, a family member, or maybe even you. The need is real!

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