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Remember 9/11, Give Blood

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 18:02 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

UPDATE (Sun 09/11/2011): I’m told that walk-ins have been cut off. People with appointments should arrive as scheduled. Thanks to those who have been able to donate!

UPDATE: The Red Cross is no longer accepting appointments for the September 11 blood drive at Fenway Park, but walk-in donors are welcome.

This coming Sunday is the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. Commemorative observances will take place across the country. If you’re in or near Boston, I suggest coming to Fenway Park to donate blood.

The Boston Red Sox have hosted the American Red Cross Day of Remembrance Blood Drive annually since 2003. As in most years, the Sox will be on the road, so there is no conflict between the blood drive and a game. Come by any time between 7:00am and 5:00pm (though I suggest arriving no later than 4:00) and enter the park via Gate D on Yawkey Way. It’s a great opportunity to see Fenway Park and the World Series trophies, provide life-saving blood for patients in Massachusetts, and honor those killed in the attacks ten years ago.

Go to RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment (search for blood drives in Boston on September 11) or simply show up at the ballpark on Sunday. I’ll be helping out from 10:00 to 2:30, so ask around for a volunteer named Kelly and say hello.

You can also help by clicking below, downloading the .pdf flyer, and forwarding it to your friends and relatives in the greater Boston area.

Day of Remembrance Blood Drive

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