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Mendham Karate Academy Out For Blood

Blood drive to benefit the New York Blood Center (NYBC) in the Kings Mall.

The Mendham Karate Academy is looking to draw first blood as part of their blood drive of Feb. 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to benefit the New York Blood Center (NYBC).

According to the NYBC, the supply of some blood types – notably O-negative, which can be transfused into anyone in a trauma situation – is now below the minimum emergency “safety level.”

“We’re confident of our ability to supply our 200 partner hospitals with whatever they need,” said NYBC Vice President Rob Purvis. "There is no substitute for human blood, and about one in seven hospital admissions requires a blood transfusion. Blood is especially important for people with leukemia, other forms of cancer, and of course for trauma victims."

The Mendham Karate Academy is located in the Kings Mall and the to sign up and avoid waiting in lines, e-mail for an appointment.

claudia whiteley February 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Thank you Russ for helping us out! We need to get 30 people and right now we are at 12! We could really use the help for this very worthy cause. Thanks again to Russ and PATCH! Claudia Whiteley: Mendham Karate Academy --- renlai6@comcast.net
claudia whiteley February 24, 2013 at 01:38 AM
Thank you for a terrific turn out today! So many told us that they heard about the drive from our very own Mendham Chester Patch! I am uploading pictures of some of our wonderful neighbors who helped make such a successful blood drive!

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