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Red Cross supports the 9/11 National Day of Service

Honor 9/11 victims and heroes by helping to ensure blood products are available

Published: September 1, 2016 10:14 AM

CLEVELAND, OH — The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept. 11. Two ways to participate in 9/11 Day are to volunteer or donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross and help ensure blood is available for patients in need.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Each year tens of millions of Americans and people around the world observe the anniversary of 9/11 by performing good deeds that help people and communities in need.

9/11 Day was launched in 2002 as an annual day of service to honor the victims and heroes of Sept. 11. Since then, the observance has evolved into the largest annual day of charitable engagement in the U.S. and was designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the U.S. Congress in 2009.

Jay S. Winuk, co-founder of 9/11 Day, lost his brother Glenn in the Sept. 11 attacks. Glenn J. Winuk, an attorney with the law firm Holland & Knight in downtown Manhattan, served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for almost 20 years. After helping evacuate the Holland & Knight offices where he was a partner, he raced to the nearby World Trade Center’s south tower to participate in the rescue efforts. He died in the line of duty when that tower collapsed – a first response medical kit was found by his side.

"The growth of this observance from a grassroots initiative into the nation’s largest day of charitable engagement speaks directly to the true compassionate nature of millions of Americans and our shared desire to focus on our common humanity,” said Jay S. Winuk. “With its engagement in 9/11 Day, the Red Cross will make a significant impact, and we’re confident that blood donors, volunteers and organizations from coast-to-coast will answer this call for help while honoring the heroes of 9/11.”

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, so regular donations are needed. Blood and platelet donors of all types are urged to give.

The Red Cross is proud to support 9/11 Day and empower members of our communities to give blood and volunteer to commemorate this anniversary while making a profound contribution to community preparedness,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “Giving the gift of life to someone else is a way to continue the healing process in the face of tragic circumstances most Americans couldn’t imagine before that day.”

Those who would like to observe 9/11 Day by donating blood or platelets are encouraged to make an appointment to give at one of the following locations:

 

Ashland

Ashland

9/9/2016: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Old Elevator, 1262 Franklin Avenue

9/16/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street

9/16/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Home of Joseph Troyer, 6264 Townline Rd

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Holmes

 

Charm

9/12/2016: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Keim Lumber, 4465 State Route 557, PO Box 40

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Medina

 

Brunswick

9/9/2016: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road

9/9/2016: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Mark Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street

9/10/2016: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Christian Church, 3611 Center Road

 

Medina

9/6/2016: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Medina County District Library, 210 South Broadway Street

9/10/2016: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Living Hope Church, 6628 Wooster Pike

9/13/2016: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Montville Township Police Department, 6665 Wadsworth Road

9/15/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Medina Fire Station 1, 300 W. Reagan Parkway

 

Sharon Center

9/15/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sharon Township Admin Bldg Sharon Ctr, 1322 Sharon-Copley Road

 

Wadsworth

9/6/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Northside Christian Church, 7615 Ridge Road

9/8/2016: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Summa Health Center at Wadsworth-Rittman, 195 Wadsworth Road

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Summit

 

Akron

9/6/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Drive

9/6/2016: 1:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market Street

9/7/2016: 1:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market Street

9/8/2016: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, 3925 Embassy Pkwy.

9/8/2016: 1:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market Street

9/9/2016: 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market Street

9/10/2016: 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market Street

9/11/2016: 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market Street

9/12/2016: 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market Street

9/12/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St Hilary Catholic Church, 2750 West Market Street

9/12/2016: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Springfield Assembly of God, 1551 Canton Road

9/13/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Canal Place, 520 S. Main St, Suite 2451B

9/13/2016: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., University of Akron Rec & Wellness Center, 382 Carroll Street

9/13/2016: 1:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market Street

9/14/2016: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., University of Akron Rec & Wellness Center, 382 Carroll Street

9/14/2016: 1:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market Street

9/15/2016: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., University of Akron Rec & Wellness Center, 382 Carroll Street

9/15/2016: 1:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market Street

9/16/2016: 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Summit Blood Donation Center, 501 W. Market Street

9/16/2016: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., University of Akron Rec & Wellness Center, 382 Carroll Street

 

Barberton

9/7/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Summa Barberton Hospital, 155 Fifth Street NE

 

Cuyahoga Falls

9/8/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Northampton United Methodist Church, 852 W Bath Road

9/12/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Lukes Lutheran Church, 2121 Sixth Street

 

Hudson

9/11/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Hudson, 47 Aurora Street

 

Macedonia

9/15/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 9080 Shepard Road

9/15/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Macedonia Family Recreation Center, 1494 East Aurora Road

 

Stow

9/6/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Holy Family Parish, 3450 Sycamore Drive

 

Twinsburg

9/13/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10285 Ravenna Road

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Wayne

 

Dalton

9/14/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Dalton Presbyterian Church, 163 W. Main St.

 

Doylestown

9/6/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 153 Church St.

 

Fredericksburg

9/6/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Mennonite Christian Assembly, 10664 Fryburg Rd.

9/12/2016: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stony Point Hardware, 4455 County Road 229

9/14/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Faith Haven Mennonite Church, 8565 TR 635

 

Orrville

9/8/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Orrville Christian Church, 925 N Elm St.

 

West Salem

9/12/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Stephen Catholic Church, 44 Britton Rd.

 

Wooster

9/8/2016: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Ave.

9/8/2016: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Ave.

9/11/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Wayne Cnty Fair, 199 Vanover St.

9/12/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Wayne Cnty Fair, 199 Vanover St.

 

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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 donors can now 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, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 


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