N.J.—Nine-year-old Nico Cassabria was diagnosed with stage IV high risk neuroblastoma in 2010 at the age of three. After six-months in remission, his cancer returned, and Nico’s battle continues today.
“Nico is a fighter. He has been fighting without complaint for close to seven years,” shared Nico’s mother Stephanie Cassabria.
Like many cancer patients, Nico has received numerous blood transfusions as part of his treatment. To give back, Nico’s family and friends are sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive in his honor on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Erial Fire Company, 1946 Williamstown Erial Road, Erial.
To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org
, sponsor code Nico Cassabria.
Donate Blood in Honor of Nico Cassabria
Erial Fire Company | 1946 Williamstown Road | Erial, NJ
Saturday, April 9 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sponsor code: Nico Cassabria
How to donate blood
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a home or work computer prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.