The American Red Cross credits 8-year-old Jacqueline Rogers of Billerica for helping them collect 700 units of blood at a donation drive Sunday.
The Rogers family woke up Friday morning in a hotel near Boston Children’s Hospital. They had been preparing for this day for months; 8-year-old Jacqueline was scheduled for open heart surgery.
The families of several local 9-11 victims will be at Fenway Park Tuesday to take part in a blood drive as part of the National Day of Remembrance.
A blood drive for a wounded Manchester, New Hampshire police officer will be held in Boston later this month.
Patriots fans have a chance to win tickets to Saturday night’s playoff game at Gillette by simply giving some blood.
The need for blood donations in Massachusetts is at a critical level the Red Cross says.