As victims lost blood, donors lined up. "People felt a tremendous need to do anything," says Pacific Northwest Red Cross spokesperson Claudia Brown.
Firefighters and other rescue personnel extract a victim from the rubble of the Twin Towers.
"My wife called and asked me what she could cook for me," says New York City firefighter Louie Cacchioli. "I said, 'Honey, I just want to come home and hug everyone.' " The FDNY douses the flames.
After an initial rush of casualties, "we didn't get as many patients as we thought," says a nurse at St. Vincent's hospital. "Sadly, I thing it's because a lot of people were still trapped."
A police officer escorted a woman and child away from the scene. "It doesn't get any worse than this," said a firefighter who helped victims escape the World Trade Center.