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Paramus Man Gives The Gift Of Life – 450 Times

Edward Babilot, a Paramus resident for 43 years, was recently recognized and honored for making his 450th donation at the Paramus Donor Center.
Edward Babilot, a Paramus resident for 43 years, was recently recognized and honored for making his 450th donation at the Paramus Donor Center. Photo Credit: Community Blood Services

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Edward Babilot, a longtime Paramus resident, was recently honored for his 450th donation at the Paramus Donor Center.

Babilot had also been a longtime volunteer at Community Blood Services. He began donating in New York City in 1959, when he was working at the New York Central Railroad — "back when you could donate and get the rest of the day off with pay as thanks for your donation," according to a news release from Community Blood Services.

“Everyone should donate. It’s just the right thing to do,” said Babilot, who initially donated whole blood but became a regular platelet donor in 1996.

Community Blood Services offered its hearty thank you to Babilot for his "generous spirit and dedication."

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