Blood/ Bone Marrow Drive in Honor of John Barnas
Sponsored By Rutherford Fire Department and Rutherford Community Blood Bank
Located at Kip Center 55 Kip Avenue
2 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Rutherford Community Blood Bank spring drive on April 7 will collect blood in honor of John Barnas, a Wallington resident who has lymphoma. His father was recently killed while fighting a fire in Wallington. There will also be a bone marrow match drive for Barnas at the same time.
In order to accommodate donors, the blood bank board has expanded hours. The drive will be held from 2 p.m. to 8:30p.m., thus offering two additional hours in the afternoon.
"We are glad to be able to support our neighbor John Barnas," said Andy Bertone, blood bank chairman. "We have planned exceptionally convenient hours. I hope everyone who can give blood will."
The Rutherford Volunteer Fire Department is supporting the donor day in a special tribute to Barnas.