Friday, October 30 the Wayne Pike Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Family and Friends of Frank Razny, Jr. will once again join together to collect at least 56 pints of lifesaving blood in memory of Frank Razny, Jr. at the Wallenpaupack South Elementary School, located in Newfoundland.


Friday, October 30 the Wayne Pike Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Family and Friends of Frank Razny, Jr. will once again join together to collect at least 56 pints of lifesaving blood in memory of Frank Razny, Jr. at the Wallenpaupack South Elementary School, located in Newfoundland.

All blood types are needed and every eligible person is encouraged to donate between 3 pm and 8 pm. Each donor will receive a t-shirt, while supplies last.

“We hold this blood drive every year in memory of Frank Razny Jr. who passed away as a result of complications due to Spina Bifida,” said Bill Brennan, coordinator of the blood drive and long time friend of Frank, Jr. “Frank never wanted to be looked on as handicapped; he always worked and was a normal guy.  His friends and family thought having an annual memorial blood drive would be a great way to keep Frank's memory alive.”  Please take the time to schedule an appointment to donate at this drive by calling 1-800 GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).

Bring yourself and/or your children dressed in a Halloween costume. Chrystal Photography will be offering all presenting donors a free Halloween session and free 4x6 print.  Portraits will be taken at the blood drive or you may request a voucher to use on a more convenient day at Chrystal Photography Studio.

Giving blood is a safe process, is easy, and takes very little time. Although about 38 percent of the people in America are eligible to donate blood, only 5 percent do. Donations are critically needed; please act now by giving the gift of life. Anyone at least 16 years of age (with a signed permission slip available from the supervisor at the drive), weighing 110 pounds or more and feeling in good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please call the number listed above or log on to www.givelife.org and make an appointment.
“Make a commitment to save a life today. Patients are counting on your life saving generosity,” Red Cross officials said.