Cardinals Host American Red Cross 2012 World Series Blood Drives
World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest, and the American Red Cross partner once again to help save lives on June 13 and 14. Since 2004, the Cardinals have hosted blood drives in effort to help maintain the area’s blood supply.
Be a part of this year’s St. Louis Cardinals American Red Cross World Series blood drives; Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specifically designed St. Louis Cardinals Fox Sports Red Cross World Series t-shirt (pictured right) while supplies last, and a chance to win St. Louis Cardinals game tickets.
“It’s not only important to perform on the field. We need to perform in our community,” said Jason Motte, Closing Pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. “We’re fighting to win but some people are fighting to survive which sometimes requires blood transfusions.”
Please join us at one of the following Cardinals locations:
Calvary Church in St. Peters, MO- 10 to 7
Meramec Arnold Elks in Imperial, MO- 10 to 7
Roofing and Siding Contractors Alliance in Downtown St. Louis- 10 to 7
The Pointe in Ballwin, MO- 10 to 7
Washington Elks Lodge in Washington, MO- 10 to 7
Carondelet Park Rec Complex in St. Louis - 10 to 7
The Center of Clayton in St. Louis- 10 to 7
Cuivre River Electric in Troy, MO- 12 to 6
The Regency Conference in O’Fallon, IL-- 10 to 7
St. Louis College of Health Careers in Fenton, MO -10-7
Tradition Inn in Farmington, MO - 12 to 6
To schedule an appointment to donate blood at a Cardinals blood drive, call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Cards
The goal for the Cardinals Blood Drive is to collect over 750 units of blood. Because each pint can help up to three people, more than 2,000 lives could be impacted.
With the blood supply traditionally taking a dip during the summer months due to schools being out of session, family vacations, etc. the American Red Cross sincerely appreciate the Cardinals support, and asks all healthy individuals to participate and donate blood.
How to Donate Blood:
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment today. 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 in Kansas with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19.
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.