Blood Drive Being Held For Baby Suffering From Rare Cancer

Baby Charlotte (Photo courtesy NJ Blood Services)

FARMINGDALE – A blood drive is being held to aid a 2-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

  Baby Charlotte is suffering from neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer found in children 5 and under. She was diagnosed several months ago and has gone through five rounds of chemotherapy.

  The baby girl also underwent surgery to remove a tumor in her abdomen. She has and will continue to go through more treatments but family members say her spirit is amazing.

  The blood drive will take place from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. on November 29 at CrossPoint Church 462 Squankum Yellowbrook Rd.

  Appointments are appreciated but walk ins are welcome. For an appointment, visit or call 800-933-2566.

  It is recommended that those giving blood eat a meal prior to donating blood and bring identification with you to the blood drive. The Blood Drive is being conducted by New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center.

  “You can help this family and others have a more secure holiday by encouraging  blood donation and  keeping  the blood supply at an adequate level despite the upcoming holidays.  During holiday times, fewer donations are made but patients’ needs do not diminish,” Lynne Ross, account manager for New Jersey Blood Services said.