KSDK partners with Red Cross for Make a Difference Day Blood Drive
Donors encouraged to roll up their sleeves Oct. 25
CLAYTON, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2014) — The American Red Cross and KSDK-TV encourage the public to make a difference for patients in need by donating blood Oct. 25 at the Make a Difference Day Blood Drive in Clayton. The Red Cross and KSDK hope to collect 170 pints of blood at the drive. Because each donation could help save up to three lives, more than 500 patients could benefit if the drive reaches its goal.
“KSDK is committed to serving our community, and what better way to do that than by partnering with the Red Cross to help save lives?” said Marv Danielski, vice president and station manager. “We’re excited for the Make a Difference Day Blood Drive and encourage all eligible donors to visit us on Oct. 25.”
Make a Difference Day Blood Drive:
Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Ave. in Clayton
“KSDK is a strong voice in the community and the Red Cross is proud to join forces with them for this great event,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “You can make a positive difference for patients in the local area and beyond by rolling up a sleeve with us.”
Blood donated at the Make a Difference Day Blood Drive can help many patients, including cancer patients, accident victims, premature babies and others. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed T-shirt, while supplies last. Appointments can be made by visiting redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code KSDK.
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.