When 14 year old Nick Ressler became critically ill in 2001, blood transfusions became essential in affording Nick the opportunity to continue to be a kid in our community — attending school, hanging out with friends and family, and extending his life for several months. In 2001, 300 donors from rolled up their sleeves for Nick and the community has continued to roll up their sleeves each year for all the other Nicks who now need the precious gift of blood.
In the two decades since the first Nick Ressler Blood Drive — over 3100 individuals have been helped by the blood donated at the Nick Ressler Blood Drives. Please become part of this ongoing Concord community tradition on Saturday, September 17 when the Mass General Bloodmobile will be at the Beede Swim and Fitness Center 498 Walden St Concord from 8 am — 1:30 pm for the 21st Annual Nick Ressler Blood Drive. For younger donors, the requirement is that they be 17 yrs old (16 with parental permission form) and weight at least 110 lbs. Sign up for a convenient time to donate at http://bit.ly/MGHNick or use QR code.