On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the American Red Cross partnered with organizations across the country to commemorate the day by offering individuals a chance to help others by giving blood.
Several events nationwide allowed participants to give blood to help hospital patients in memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11, as well as to honor first responders who serve and protect communities every day.
Check out the memorable moments from the Give Blood to Honor Our Heroes Blood Drive at Great Lakes Golf and Sports Complex in Auburn Hills, Michigan, the Day of Remembrance Blood Drive at Fenway Park and the Laps for Life Blood Drive at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
For information on other blood donation opportunities or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
There is also a new Red Cross Blood Donor App, which is free and available for download now. It can be found in app stores by searching for American Red Cross, visiting redcross.org/apps or redcrossblood.org/bloodapp, or by texting BLOODAPP to 90999 for a direct link to download. Message and data rates for texting may apply.