DEDHAM, Mass., (August 21, 2019) — Members of the public are invited to honor those lost in the September 11 terrorist attacks by giving blood at the American Red Cross’s annual Day of Remembrance blood drive at Fenway Park, Wednesday September 11, 2019, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All presenting donors will receive a cup of Legal Sea Food clam chowder, a discounted tour of Fenway Park and the chance to take pictures with the World Series trophies. Donors can also enter the Blood Donor of the Game program for a chance to win two tickets to a Red Sox home game.
“Within hours of the first plane striking the World Trade Center, the Red Cross was there,” said Holly Grant, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Cross of Massachusetts. “By donating blood at this drive, you honor not just those who gave their lives, but those who spent weeks caring for the first responders and reuniting loved ones.”
Since this blood drive began in 2002, more than 11,000 blood donations have been collected. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. In Massachusetts alone, the Red Cross must collect an average of 352 donations per day to meet hospital needs.
Day of Remembrance blood drive
Wednesday, September 11 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
4 Jersey Street – Gate D
Use sponsor code FENWAY to make appointments
How to donate blood
Simply download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App from iTunes or Google Play, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.