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Give the perfect gift with Joy FM & the American Red Cross

October 31, 2014
 

Annual Joy FM Blood Drive scheduled Nov. 28

 

ST. LOUIS (Oct. 31, 2014) — This holiday season, give the perfect gift to help patients in need by donating blood with Joy FM and the American Red Cross at four locations in Missouri and Illinois on Nov. 28. Everyone who attempts to donate blood will receive a Joy FM Blood Drive T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

The Red Cross and Joy FM hope to collect nearly 600 pints of blood during the drive. Because each blood donation may help save up to three lives, about 1,800 patients may benefit this holiday season from the generosity of area donors.

 

“During the holiday season blood donations typically drop, making each of our Red Cross blood drives so important,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “Joy FM continues to be a tremendous supporter of the Red Cross, and lends a much appreciated helping hand.”

 

Joy FM Blood Drive

Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, 14820 Conway Road in Chesterfield, Mo.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 1151 Tom Ginnever Ave. in O’Fallon, Mo.

First Baptist Church, 2012 Missouri State Road in Arnold, Mo.

Faith Family Church, 704 N. Green Mount Road in Shiloh, Ill.

 

To make an appointment to give at the Joy FM Blood Drive, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code JOYFM. Blood collected at the drive could help a variety of patients, including trauma victims, cancer patients, premature babies and those undergoing surgery.

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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.

 

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