Blood Drive Held in Honor of Paul Hartstein

May 23, 2012

Camden County, NJ (May 22, 2012) – A blood drive is being held on Friday, June 1st at Bellmawr Fire Hall 29 Lewis Avenue in Bellmawr, NJ 08031 from 9 AM to 9 PM in honor of Paul Hartstein. 

Paul Hartstein was the chief fire marshal for Camden County and has over 45 years of fire service. Hartstein had one of his kidneys removed in 2007 and was subsequently diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, a lethal form of kidney cancer when untreated, in his remaining kidney in 2010.

His kidney disease caused Hartstein to suffer low red blood cell counts and constant bleeding. He has received blood transfusions at several hospitals in New Jersey during his ongoing cancer treatment. During his recovery process, Hartstein used approximately 40 units of blood and blood products.

“I never imagined that blood transfusions would become part of my everyday life,” said Hartstein. “It is because of the generosity of blood donors that I and many others can fight for their life.”

A limited number of appointments are available, so Click Here and enter sponsor code (02215637) or call 1-800-RED CROSS and make your appointment today!

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in PA and NJ), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

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