New location this year:
Big Night Entertainment Group’s Studio B and Music Hall
MEDFORD, Mass., September 4, 2020 — Members of the public are invited to give blood as an act of service on September 11, 2020 at Big Night Entertainment Group, Studio B and Music Hall (110 Causeway Street).
While this blood drive has traditionally been held at Fenway Park, safety protocols around the condensed MLB season forced a change of venue this year. Also new this year, all donors must make appointments in advance to accommodate proper social distancing requirements. Donors must also pass an additional health screening before entering the donation area and must wear face coverings at all times.
“From a pandemic, to a highly active hurricane and wildfire season, nothing about 2020 has been normal,” said Holly Grant, Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. “One thing that never changes, however, is the need for a steady blood supply. We’re so grateful for the donors who turn out year after year – and the strong support of our partners, the Boston Red Sox, Beth Israel Lahey Health and Big Night Entertainment Group.”
All presenting donors will receive a complimentary Red Cross t-shirt as a thank you, while supplies last. Donors will also receive validated free parking at the TD Garden/North Station garage.
Those who come to give blood or platelets Sept. 1-30 will also receive a coupon via email for a free haircut at Sport Clips several days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 30, 2020, at participating Sport Clips locations. Donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.
Please note: there will be no speaking program
9/11 Day of Service blood drive
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
110 Causeway Street
Use sponsor code: Bos911
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of
age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.