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American Red Cross Holding Grand ‘Re-Opening’ of Blood Donor Center in North County

Missouri-Illinois

August 13, 2012
 

Join the Fun on Aug. 25 in Florissant

 

Want to enjoy a party and help save lives at the same time? You can at the ‘re-opening’ of the American Red Cross donor center at 3533 Dunn Road in Florissant on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.!

The Red Cross makes it easy to donate blood and platelets at donor centers around the St. Louis area.  Blood donors in north county are reminded they can donate at the Red Cross center in Florissant, conveniently located in the Sugar Pines Plaza.  Anyone who presents to donate at the center on August 25 will receive hot dogs and root beer floats, plus presenting donors age 16-21 will be entered to win a $5,000 scholarship.

  The festivities on August 25 come at a critical time for the Red Cross.  In late June, the Red Cross issued an emergency appeal for blood.  If at least three additional donors give blood at every Red Cross blood drive through August, the Red Cross will be able to meet hospital needs.  All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate blood supply is available, though donors with type O negative, O positive, A negative or B negative are especially encouraged to give at this time.

Every year, nearly 5 million people need blood transfusions. Thanks to dedicated donors, the Red Cross can support patients at about 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country as the largest blood supplier in the U.S.

Join the party at the Red Cross donor center on Dunn Road in Florissant on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. to have fun and help save lives!

 

How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information or to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. 

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.