5th annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive announced

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To commemorate the solemn anniversary of Sept. 11, the American Red Cross and Suburban Propane will join the Jersey City Department of Public Safety for the fifth annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive.

Close to 200 first responders and community members are expected to participate.

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.

The drive will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 2 Exchange Place in Jersey City on Wednesday, Sept. 11, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. with a special program with Jersey City, Red Cross, and Suburban Propane officials to be held at 10:30 a.m.

The blood drive will be held in the Hudson Ballroom; 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.

Parking will be validated for attendees at One Parking, located at 10 Exchange Place.