During the month of April at the MGH Blood Donor Center, donors will receive a special skyline Boston Strong T-shirt. Make a life-saving donation to receive the shirt and show Boston pride.

-The T-shirt giveaway honors the 3,946 blood donors who travelled to Boston to donate blood after the 2013 bombing

-Nearly 2000 of these donors were first time blood donors

-Each year the Blood Donor Center sees about seven times their average on Marathon Monday (They are open Marathon Monday, April 17, for whole blood and platelet donations)

-The victims serve as a reminder that blood is needed every day, and those who gave prior to the bombing saved the lives of the victims.

Read more articles from the 03/31/17 Hotline issue.