Community Blood Services and New York Renaissance Faire

Work Together to Ease Blood Crisis

 
The first 400 community blood donors will receive two complimentary tickets to the 25th annual New York Renaissance Faire when they donate on August 7th, 8th or 9th at Community Blood Services (CBS) in Paramus.
This special promotion is designed to encourage donors to make appointments during August, when blood donations are traditionally at their lowest.
"We need people to donate to ensure our hospitals get the blood they need for surgeries and other critical medical treatments," said Dr. Dennis Todd, president and CEO of Community Blood Services.
New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area are experiencing one of the worst blood shortages in history. Community Blood Services has had less than a one-day supply on its shelves for many weeks now.
"This is a great way to spend a day filled with magic, pageantry and adventure and also save the lives of critically ill patients in our community," said Susan Mysliwiec, director of donor recruitment.
"We hope that these tickets to the Faire help boost donations for this drive during a time of critical need in our communities," said Joe Gargiulo, director of communications for the Faire.
The blood center is located at 970 Linwood Avenue West in Paramus. It is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm, and Saturday, 9am to 2pm. Walk-ins are welcome. Platelet donations are by appointment.
The Renaissance Faire, located in Sterling Forest, Tuxedo, New York, brings 16th-century England to life amidst 65 enchanting acres. Visitors at the Faire will enjoy jousting tournaments, a crafts marketplace and continuous entertainment on more than 14 stages. The Faire runs Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day from August 3 to September 15.
A not-for profit organization, Community Blood Services supplies blood and blood products to 33 hospitals in Bergen, Passaic and Essex counties, as well as in New York City and Orange and Rockland counties in New York.
For more information on the ticket promotion, or to make an appointment to donate, please call Community Blood Services at (201) 251-3703 or, from New York, (866) 228-1500 or check out www.renfair.com.
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