Transcript: MA Gov. Deval Patrick’s remarks on the Boston Marathon bombing – afternoon press conference on April 16, 2013

Partial transcript of remarks by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on the Boston Marathon bombing at the afternoon press conference on April 16, 2013:

…Lieutenant Governor and I have visited a couple of hospitals this afternoon as well, and one of the things that we had an opportunity to do is thank the extraordinary medical teams who have responded to the needs of people who were hurt.

One of the things we learned is that there is a need for blood on a sustained basis. So this would be – I just want to make sure everybody understands this the way I think I understand it. Do not go and make a donation today. But next week and the week after that, there will be an ongoing need for blood donations. So members of the public who are following these announcements who are inclined and able to make blood donations at their local hospital or through the Red Cross, next week and the week after that our medical professionals anticipate a need.

We are going to have an interfaith service. It will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday. It will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End. I’m very pleased that the President will join us for that to help us all heal.

Another point that I wanted to make before I open it to question: You’ve heard Special Agent [Rick] DesLauriers and many, many others in law enforcement tell you what we can tell you about the ongoing investigation and the fact that there is not yet an identified suspect.

These are times when all kinds of forces sometimes conspire to make people start to think of categories of people in sometimes uncharitable ways. This community will recover and will heal if we turn to each other rather than on each other.

And one of the things that we’ll emphasize at the interfaith service and we want to emphasize by our example every day is that we are one community, as the Mayor said, we are all in this together, and the sensitivity we show to each other as we heal will be an important part of how we heal.

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