The Jersey City Police and Fire Department are teaming with the American Red Cross and Suburban Propane for their 5th annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
To commemorate the solemn 18th anniversary September 11th, 2001, the blood drive expects close to 200 first responders and community members are expected to participate.
The effort began at 8 a.m. and will run through 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, located at 2 Exchange Place, with a special program with Jersey City, Red Cross and Suburban Propane officials being held at 10:30 a.m.
Parking will be validated for attendees at One Parking, located at 10 Exchange Place, while the blood drive will be held in the Hudson Ballroom and the program will be held in the Riverside Room.
All donors will receive a Red Cross first aid kit, courtesy of Suburban Propane, a proud national sponsor of the American Red Cross Blood Services.
Since 2015, close to 800 pints of blood have been collected by the Red Cross as a result of the Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive.