95 September 11th blood drives will be held in the metropolitan area this week

The New York Blood Center will hold 95 blood drives in the New York area during the week of September 11th to honor the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The drives will ensure that hospitals and patients have access to the blood they need. Every pint of blood donated can potentially save three lives. New York City hospitals need roughly 2,000 blood donations daily to meet demand. Blood also has a short shelf life, so blood is always needed. Many cancer patients need blood, so you might be helping someone who is sick from the World Trade Center.

A list of all of the commemorative blood drives can be found here.

For more information about donating blood or if you want to set up a blood drive, please call 800-933-2566 or click here.

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