STATE – New York Blood Center, serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, calls upon the communities it serves to donate blood in honor and remembrance of the thousands of men, women, and children affected by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Each pint of blood donated can potentially save the lives of three people through the use of blood and blood products.
The need for blood is constant due its shelf life of just 42 days. Approximately five million Americans receive blood transfusions every year, and the only place to get this precious resource is from the generosity of volunteer blood donors.
The following blood drives are dedicated in honor and remembrance of the people affected by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks:
Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Lake Hopatcong Elks 782
201 Howard Blvd.
Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
Saturday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. Matthias RC Church
168 JFK Blvd.
Somerset, NJ 08873
Monday, Sept. 13 from 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Tuesday, Sept. 14 from noon – 6 p.m.
Rutgers Law School
Center for Law & Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
To find the nearest blood drive or donor center location, call 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566) or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.
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