Every year, the American Red Cross, Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center honors those lost so others may survive by hosting the September 11th Day of Remembrance Blood Drives at Fenway Park, Faneuil Hall and various locations across New England.
"The American Red Cross is proud to partner with the Boston Red Sox and
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to host the Day of Remembrance Blood
Drives at Fenway Park and across New England on September 11th. By
commemorating this solemn occasion through blood donation, people are
giving the gift of life and helping the Red Cross provide blood to
hospitals and patients in need," said Donna M. Morrissey, Director of
Public Relations and Corporate Affairs for the American Red Cross Blood
Services - Northeast Division.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center proudly sponsors this event each year
to commemorate those lost on September 11th, giving volunteers the
opportunity to give the Gift of Life. The outpouring of compassion and
patriotism across America in the days and weeks following September 11th
still stands strong in our minds. Donating blood is a selfless act which
makes a real difference in the lives of others. BIDMC thanks those who
participated this year and hopes to see such a great turnout next year.
The American Red Cross has been a primary supplier of lifesaving blood
products in the United States for over 60 years. The American Red Cross
Blood Services - Northeast Division supplies a wide range of blood
components, plasma derivatives, and transfusion services to over 200
hospitals and other medical facilities in Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut. It serves the blood needs of over 9
million residents and many thousands more who travel to New England for
care at many of the nation's top medical centers.
To find current opportunities to give blood, call 1-800-RED-CROSS
click here to visit the American Red Cross website
. To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds and
be in general good health. In Maine and Massachusetts, 16-year-olds may