The Montclair Women's Club is hosting a blood drive in honor of Ayden Paredes, a 4-year-old who from Long Island was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The drive is at 82 Union St. on Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments can be made at using sponsor code 71133, or by texting 917-699-9073.

Donors must wear masks or face coverings, will have their temperatures taken, must be 14 days free of symptoms if recovering from COVID-19, must not have had positive coronavirus tests in the last 14 days and may not donate if currently on self-quarantine restrictions.

Donors will need to bring their ID cards with their names and photos, and should eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating.

Those interested in donating bone marrow can additionally sign up for the Be The Match registry at or text AYDEN to 61474.