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Annual "Day of Remembrance Blood Drive" Takes Place Tomorrow at Fenway Park

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The Red Sox, the American Red Cross, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will host the 11th annual Day of Remembrance Blood Drive at Fenway Park tomorrow, September 11, from 7:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who are eligible are invited to donate blood in honor of those lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks. This year's drive will also commemorate Boston Marathon survivors. The event is presented in cooperation with the Boston Police, Firefighters, and EMTs.   

Donors can enter the ballpark through Gate D, on the corner of Yawkey Way and Van Ness Street. 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 (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health are eligible. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain additional height and weight requirements.

Since its inception in 2003, the annual blood drive has collected nearly 9,000 units of blood. In addition to Fenway Park, the Day of Remembrance Blood Drive will include a location at Faneuil Hall.

Appointments to donate blood can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting redcrossblood.org.

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