September 11th Day of Remembrance Blood Drive at Fenway Park
September 9, 2013 (Dedham, MA) – The American Red Cross, Boston Red Sox, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center invite eligible blood donors to donate blood on Wednesday, September 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Fenway Park in honor of those lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks. This year, we are also honoring Boston Marathon survivors who have their own heroic and inspirational stories about how they survived the attacks in our community in April.
Hundreds of people, including 9/11 families who lost loved ones, community leaders, Police, Fire and EMS representatives, will show off their Boston Strong pride by rolling up their sleeves to help hospital patients in need. Members of the public are invited to take part by coming to donate or by volunteering their time. All presenting donors may enter the ballpark through Gate D and will receive a Red Sox goodie bag and a commemorative t-shirt.
“The Day of Remembrance Blood Drive is an opportunity to not only commemorate September 11th but to provide a healing moment for the community in the aftermath of the Boston Bombings. We invite eligible donors to give blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of communications, American Red Cross Northeast Division.
All eligible donors are needed to help ensure a sufficient blood supply. To make an appointment, simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain additional height and weight requirements.
*Prizes are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies approximately 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossBloodMA.