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Casagrande to Host Blood Drive in Conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Blood drive will take place on Friday, Oct. 26.

The fourth annual Blood Drive hosted by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande will come back to her Freehold Borough Office on Friday, Oct. 26.

“Donating blood is truly giving the gift of life,” said Casagrande in a press release about the upcoming blood drive. “One donation can save the life of three people.

In time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the blood drive will be able to help out those going through chemotherapy treatment as well as those who may need blood during an emergency.

 “When my husband had a near fatal car accident in February of 2008, he needed over 20 pints of blood to save his life” says Casagrande.  “Since then I have always tried to make sure we do our part to replenish the blood supply.”

According to the blood drive’s press release, more than a million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.

The blood drive will run from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Oct. 26. The Red Cross will have their blood donation bus parked outside Casagrande’s office at 35 West Main Street in Freehold Borough.

Refreshments will be served and the radio station 94.3 The Point will provide entertainment. Blood Drive Participants can register early by calling 732-866-1695.

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