NA Knights hosting blood drive

The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus sponsor a blood drive Thursday, Aug. 10, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Columbian Club Hall, 194 River Road, North Arlington. All donors must weigh at least 110 lbs., eat a meal before donating, bring ID and drink plenty of water before and after donating. The wearing of masks is optional.  It is strongly recommended anyone wishing to donate make an appointment ahead of time by calling (877) 258-4825 or by visiting For more information, visit

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