How To Donate Blood To Victims Of Boston Marathon Explosion: American Red Cross Currently Has Enough Blood

on April 15 2013 7:23 PM
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The scene of multiple explosions near the end of the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston, April 15, 2013. Reuters

 

The Boston Marathon explosions on Monday left two dead, dozens injured and millions shocked. After seeing the heartbreaking photos of the apparent terror attack, many want to know how they can donate blood to help the victims.

As the investigation continues, aid organizations are ready to help the victims in the tragedy.

If anyone near the Boston area wants to donate blood they can go to the following locations, first provided by Time:

Boston Donation Center 274 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

Braintree Blood Donation Center 170 Forbes Road Braintree, MA 02184

Dedham Blood Donation Center 180 Rustcraft Road Suite 115 Dedham, MA 02026

North Shore Blood Donation Center 99 Rosewood Drive Danvers, MA 01923

Raynham Blood Donation Center 275 New State Hwy (Rte 44) Raynham, MA 02767

Springfield Blood Donation Center 3500 Main Street Springfield, MA 01107

Worcester Blood Donation Center 381 Plantation Street Five Biotech, Suite 110 Worcester, MA 01605

Rhode Island also has several facilities open and will be holding a blood drive for the victims on Tuesday:

  • From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 405 Promenade St. in Providence
  • From 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on 688 Aquidneck Ave. in Middletown
  • From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 615 Greenwich Ave. in Warwick
  • From Noon to 7 p.m. on 2168 Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket

After the tragedy, The American Red Cross tweeted they had enough blood in the area:

"Thanks to generosity of volunteer blood donors there is currently enough blood on the shelves to meet demand.#BostonMarathon."

The American Red Cross also has a Safe and Well website so people who are looking for loved ones involved in the Boston Marathon can locate them.

The Red Cross recently tweeted the Safe and Well's website is loading slowly because of high traffic. 

As of 7 p.m. federal authorities labeled the tragedy an “act of terror.”