City College Health Center to hold blood drive on 9/11 anniversary

The event will commemorate San Diego's response to the attacks.

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With blood drives on campus cancelled, the San Diego Blood Bank is one local organization in need of support during the pandemic. City Times file image

Diangela Veras, Managing Editor

In memory of 9/11, the City College Health Center will be holding a blood drive event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

The event is to commemorate the victims and first responders of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, as well as the San Diego residents who donated blood in response.

Link: 9/11 ceremonies in San Diego to honor fallen heroes, KGTV

With assistance from the U.S. Navy, the San Diego Blood Bank made a donation of 380 pints of blood to New York, according to the San Diego Blood Bank.

In addition to giving back to the community, blood donors will receive a free voucher for a pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream, as well as a free haircut or facial courtesy of the cosmetology department.

Donors can make an appointment online at mysdbb.org/schedule. Walk-ins are also welcome.