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Get in the red zone - donate blood

Missouri-Illinois

November 19, 2012
 

St. Louis Rams, American Red Cross team up for 13th annual blood drive

 

ST. LOUIS (Nov. 19, 2012) — The St. Louis Rams and the American Red Cross encourage fans to get in the red zone and donate blood to help patients in need. The Rams and the Red Cross will join forces to help save lives on Nov. 27 in Richmond Heights, Mo. Fans can meet Rams players, enjoy a tailgate party, and receive a specially designed St. Louis Rams T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

“With each donation having the potential to help save up to three lives, giving blood is a vital service to the St. Louis community,” said Chris Long, Defensive End with the St. Louis Rams. “Every day patients in our area rely on the generosity of volunteer donors. The Rams are proud to continue supporting the American Red Cross in its mission to help save lives.”

 

St. Louis Rams Blood Drive

Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, Mo.

 

In addition, everyone who attends the Rams Blood Drive will have an opportunity to fill out a holiday card to send to veterans, military families and active-duty service members as part of the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. 

 

The Rams and the Red Cross encourage area high school students to help organize a Red Cross blood drive at their schools in February and March 2013. Schools may win an educational pep rally attended by Rams players, and student coordinators could receive free Rams tickets. Call 1-800-RED CROSS for information about scheduling a blood drive.

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 permission 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.