Letter to the Editor:
The South Plainfield Mayor's Wellness Committee and South Plainfield High School Student Council Advisor Tony Encinas hosted the 11th annual Blood Drive at the South Plainfield High School on February 6, 2018 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm in the South Plainfield High School Auditorium. All students age 16 years old were able to donate life saving blood with signed permission slips from their parent/guardian. All students ages 17 and older were able to donate with identification. All other persons with identification were welcomed to donate. We would like to thank Barbara Pearson, New Jersey Blood Services for working with us to construct our blood drive by hosting the New Jersey Blood Center staff who assisted all the donors with the various screenings.
Thank you to Lisa Bellot for "paying it forward" for the second year by assisting our event along with South Plainfield School District Superintendent Dr. Noreen Lishak, Business Administrator James Damato and High School Principal Ronnie Spring along with our school assistance of: Amivi Sogbo, Alea Watson, Aka Uba, Amanda Cheng, Emily Resal, Alejandra Arboleda, and Ria Soni and all the residents, teachers and staff members for donating. There were 78 units of blood collected which included donations by means of the ALYX machine. 200 lives will be saved by our Blood Drive.
Pictured is South Plainfield High School Teacher ToniAnn Fuschetto donating the "Gift of Life". The next scheduled Mayor's Wellness Committee and South Plainfield High School Student Council Blood Drive will take place on May 22, 2018 at the South Plainfield High School auditorium.
Mayor Matthew Anesh, Debbie Boyle - Chairwoman of the Mayor's Wellness Committee and Anthony Encinas - Advisor for the South Plainfield High School Student Council
Wellness Committee Stephanie Bartfalvi, Scott Carey, Alison Gibson, David Jaipersaud, Gary Prendergast, Joe Scrudato, Nick Sottiriou