From NYC: calling for blood donation

  1. There is a big need especially for O negative blood, the radio had just announced. Please help with this.

    In the mean time, please join me in a prayer for the lost lives and the comfort for their families who are waiting for their loved ones to return home after work. Pray also for us to put our differences aside and be friends. Pray for the countries to think of shifting their incomes from weapon sales to something else. It's always the leaders who are in safe houses, and the kids of the innocents are giving their lives for the few ideas and ambitions.

    God bless!

    Last edit by eventsnyc on Sep 11, '01
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    American Red Cross

    Go to left bottom corner of screen, red highlighted areas to locate Red Cross Branch via Zip Code info.

    You can go to
    to find local Red Cross Chapters and then follow the links for bloodmobile info.

    I was able to locate local blood drives for tonight..called and all filled but learned of drives over the next few days to participate.
    Red Cross also needs financial donations if you can help.

    From their website:
    "All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The Red Cross also supplies nearly half of the nation's lifesaving blood. This, too, is made possible by generous voluntary donations. To help the victims of disaster, you may make a secure online credit card donation or call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Or you may send your donation to your local Red Cross or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. To donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543), or contact your local Red Cross to find out about upcoming blood drives. "

    My prayers are with everyone coping with this disaster.Karen
  4. by   Zee_RN
    I cannot get through to the Red Cross either by phone or by 'net. Will keep trying.
  5. by   BrandyBSN
    I just got back from giving blood, i had to stand in line 3 hours to be able to donate, they were so full, they were turning people away. Plus, today of all days, i reached my 8th donation... and got a gallon golden pin.

  6. by   ladybug23
    Everyone encourage friends and family to continue giving blood thoughout the week. Not only will our nations blood supply need to be replenished, but the victims will need continued transfusions.

    I have been praying for the victims all day, I just keep saying "I can't beleive this is happening". By observing how all of America is responding I can see it is only making us emotionally stronger as a nation. God Bless America!
  7. by   2kewl
    Our blood donor clinics have been full all day, we imagine it will be like that for days to come. Hopefully with other countries helping out there will be an adequate supply. All flights in and out of Canada have been cancelled at the present time. We have heard that patients will be transferred to burn units in Canada. It is really scary every precaution is being taken to ensure the safety of Canadians, since this horrific event has taken place. You have to sit and wonder if they know more and are not telling us. I sure hope this is the end of this tragedy! My prayers and thoughts to all affected
  8. by   Alexanderia
    I am looking foward to donating blood this week at our local Red Cross. This is something I've never done before and am glad I can be of service. Prayer has kept America strong in the past and will continue to in the future. Time has a way of healing and giving us the strength to go on. God Bless America!!!