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Highland Park Blood/Bone Marrow Drive
Remembers Anthony Raspa

August 25, 2016


Every 2.5 seconds someone needs blood – it could be a friend, a family member, or maybe even you. The need is real! Blood donors participating in the blood/bone marrow drive with Community Blood Services in memory of NJ State Policeman Anthony A. Raspa will help to ensure that the transfusion needs of area patients are met.

The drive in Anthony’s memory is being held on Tuesday, August 25 from 3-9 p.m. at the Senior Center, 220 South Sixth Avenue, Highland Park, NJ.

Anthony died at the age of 24 on Saturday, May 30 while patrolling Route 1-195 for the NJ State Police. Anthony was a true leader, according to those who knew him. He was a member of the National Leadership Honor Society in college. His family, friends and community will remember him for his genuine smile, loyalty and devotion to community service. Highland Park was his home for most of his life so he will be remembered there for the service he died for.

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.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 201-251-3703. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are also welcome.

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