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Published on September 06, 2011

Blood drives mark 10th anniversary of September 11 


Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544


MONTEREY, Calif. — Three blood drives are being held in memory of those lost during the September 11 terrorist attacks a decade ago, and numerous other drives are scheduled this month.

“Right after the 9/11 attacks, Community Hospital’s Blood Center had a tremendous outpouring from community members who wanted to show their support by donating blood,” says Nancy Shammas, the center’s donor recruiter. “We hope to have that kind of support again because we really need blood, particularly A and O positive and O negative.”

The memorial drives are: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, September 9 at the Monterey County Office of Education, 901 Blanco Circle, Salinas; from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, September 10 at Carmel Plaza, Ocean and Junipero avenues, Carmel; and from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, September 11, at Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Sunday is also Congregation Beth Israel’s annual open house.

In addition, these drives are scheduled this month: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, September 8, CTB–McGraw Hill, 20 Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey; 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, September 16, Capital Insurance Group, 2300 Garden Road, Monterey; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing; 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), 1 University Circle, Monterey. Military clearance is required for gate access at NPS.

Donors may also give blood at Community Hospital’s Blood Center, 576 Hartnell Street in downtown Monterey, across from the main post office. For appointments or more information, please call 625-4814 or e-mail




Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at