American Red Cross Honors WSIL-TV3
Station Honored for Supporting Blood Collection Efforts
The Missouri-Illinois region of the American Red Cross honors WSIL for their efforts in 2011 to support the mission to help save lives through blood donations.
A plaque delivered by Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative Jennifer Freeze was accepted by WSIL’s Mark Kiesling. WSIL was described as an “Outstanding Media Supporter”. The station received the honor after hosting two Red Cross blood drives in 2011 collecting hundreds of pints of blood for area patients. WSIL’s Mark Kiesling and Kevin Hunsperger serve as the station’s blood drive coordinators.
"The American Red Cross sincerely thanks the staff of WSIL for their hard work in assisting the Missouri-Illinois region to collect potentially lifesaving blood products,” said region CEO Scott Caswell. “By promoting the need for blood and sharing the important message of the Red Cross, WSIL has played a major role in helping us reach out to potential blood donors. The support of WSIL is greatly valued and appreciated."
The Red Cross looks forward to continuing blood drive initiatives with WSIL. The next WSIL blood drive will be held on June 22 and 23.
For your convenience, you may now schedule blood donation appointments online at www.redcrossblood.org. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS.
How to Donate Blood:
Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.org for more information or to schedule a blood donation 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 younger than 19. Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more.
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.