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.

Blood Drive

"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 (733-2767) or 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 donate blood.