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Help save lives at the Radio Park Blood Bowl

Missouri-Illinois

January 2, 2014
 

KIRX, KTUF and KRXL team with the Red Cross for Jan. 28 blood drive

 

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (Jan. 2, 2014) — Radio stations KIRX, KTUF and KRXL join the American Red Cross in inviting the Kirksville community to give blood during the Radio Park Blood Bowl on Jan. 28. All presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt, while supplies last, and refreshments courtesy of Domino’s Pizza.

 

Called the “Super Bowl of blood drives,” the Radio Park Blood Bowl is expected to collect around 80 pints of blood. Because each pint may help save up to three lives, nearly 240 patients could benefit from the generosity of area donors.

 

Radio Park Blood Bowl

Jan. 28 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Rehoboth Baptist Church

100 Pfeiffer Ave. in Kirksville, Mo.

 

“The Red Cross is excited to once again partner with the radio stations of Radio Park to help save lives,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “Blood donations can decline during the winter months, making blood drives like the Radio Park Blood Bowl so important.”

 

Blood collected at the Radio Park Blood Bowl 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.