Donate at the 16th annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive on Friday, Sept. 10

NASCAR Xfinity Series tickets to be awarded throughout the day

Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with the annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive on Friday, Sept. 10 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

This marks the 16th consecutive year that Dover International Speedway and the Blood Bank of Delmarva have partnered together for this event, dating to 2006.

Blood WideThe blood drive will take place in the Diamond Rooms on the fourth floor of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Parking will be available in hotel and casino lots. Donors should use the hotel entrance, follow signage to the atrium, then take the elevator to the fourth floor, where the Diamond Rooms are located to the left.

In appreciation to those who donate, regular drawings will take place to award tickets for next year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway, an annual 200-lap event featuring some of America’s top drivers.

Blood from volunteer donors is needed every two seconds to help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, and many more.

Call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or visit delmarvablood.org to book an appointment. Remember to only schedule an appointment if you are feeling healthy and are fever free.