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Froggy 96 & American Red Cross partner to help save lives

Missouri-Illinois

May 6, 2014
 

Froggy 96 Blood Drive scheduled May 10 in Farmington

 

FARMINGTON, Mo. (April 14, 2014) — Froggy 96 joins the American Red Cross in inviting the Farmington community to give blood during the Froggy 96 Blood Drive on May 10. All presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

This spring, the Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to donate blood and help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients in need. Make a difference this spring by rolling up a sleeve and help give patients more seasons with family and friends.

 

Froggy 96 Blood Drive

May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farmington Fire Station

222 E. Columbia in Farmington, Mo.

 

“The Red Cross is excited to partner with our friends at Froggy 96 to help save lives,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “The need for blood is constant, so being able to partner with Froggy 96 throughout the year is a big help in keeping blood supplies stable.”

 

To make an appointment to give, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code FROGGY. Blood collected at the Froggy 96 Blood Drive could help a variety of patients, including trauma victims, cancer patients, premature babies and those undergoing surgery.

 

 

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.