Red Cross blood drives to pay tribute to 9/11 victims, heroes Sept. 13-14

September 09, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In remembrance of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the Penn State Student Red Cross Club will hold blood drives on Sept. 13 in Alumni Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center and on Sept. 14 at Wagner Building, sponsored by Tri-Service ROTC. Both drives will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The American Red Cross and 9/11 Day have partnered to encourage people across the country to give blood or host a blood drive as their way to remember and pay tribute to the victims and heroes of the attacks. 9/11 Day was created by David Paine and Jay S. Winuk in 2002 as a forward-looking tribute to Sept. 11 victims and heroes, including Jay’s brother Glenn, who as a volunteer firefighter and EMT died in the line of duty during the attacks. Each year, tens of millions of people observe the anniversary of 9/11 by performing good deeds to help others.

The combined goal for both blood drives is 300 units — an amount that could potentially save up to 900 lives.

Donors are encouraged to eat a good meal one or two hours before donating and drink plenty of water on the day of their donation. Donors must be age 16 or older and have a valid photo ID to donate.

For more information or to register to donate, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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