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Posted: 9/13/2001

Dear Colleagues:

We want to again thank all of your for the magnificent manner in which you responded to the tragic events of September 11. Within a short time, the entire resources of Johns Hopkins Medicine were mobilized in the event they were needed. While most of our medical resources were not required, we were prepared. Numerous members of the Hopkins family are now asking how they can help even more. We are pleased to provide below, several ways in which you can be of assistance during this national crisis. In addition, we want to take this opportunity to extend a special thanks to the more than 50 Hopkins physicians, nurses and phlebotomists who have volunteered to assist in the White House blood drive last night and today. This is yet another example of the Hopkins spirit of which we all can be rightfully proud.

Hopkins Blood Drive
The Johns Hopkins Fall Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the Turner Concourse. You will receive a free pocket calculator for donating. Please see your departmental recruiter or call the Blood Drive Hotline at 614-0913 to schedule your appointment today. Alternatively, blood donations can be made through local American Red Cross chapters. Please call the American Red Cross Blood Center at 1-800-GIVELIFE (448-3543) and they will direct you to the blood donor center closest to you. Please call first to schedule an appointment to avoid a long wait.

Donations to American Red Cross
Those wishing to help out financially may make donations to the local Red Cross Chapter to support the crisis response crew’s efforts from Maryland. Send your donations to:

American Red Cross-Central MD Response Fund
4700 Mount Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215-3231
(Be sure to indicate Central MD Response Fund to support local response crews)

National Relief Contributions
A special “September 11th Fund” has been created by the United Way and the New York Community Trust to receive financial donations form concerned Americans across the country. Anyone wishing to contribute to the September 11th Fund may send his or her financial donations to:

United Way September 11th Fund
2 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Disaster Relief Services
The Greater New York Hospital Association has established the Disaster Relief Services Fund through its foundation. The fund will support long and short-term emotional support and counseling for victims, their families and the community at large. To contribute, call 212-246-7100.

Edward D. Miller, M.D. Ronald R. Peterson