Manasquan Presbyterian Church to hold blood drive

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MANASQUAN — The Manasquan Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive in coordination with New Jersey Blood Services on Thursday, Sept. 17.

The blood drive is being held in memory of Diana Tennant, a member of the church and resident of Bradley Beach, who died in April from the coronavirus.

Deacon Tom Zima said, “Diana was dedicated to her community.” Ms. Tennant worked with the Community Affairs and Resource Center in Asbury Park, the Latino Association of Monmouth County and Fulfill, formerly the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

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Manasquan residents and those who live in the surrounding communities are welcome to stop by the church located at 16 Virginia Ave., on Sept. 17 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. to donate.

According to Mr. Zima, the blood bank is in need of blood due to the pandemic and a single unit can help save multiple lives.

Donors “help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients and many more,” New York Blood Center’s website states.

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