KSHE-95, Red Cross team up for annual summer blood drive
Celebrate 31 years of helping save lives
ST. LOUIS (June 26, 2014) — The American Red Cross is partnering with the home of real rock radio in St. Louis, KSHE-95, for the 31st annual KSHE-95 Summer Blood Drive August 1 and 2 in Missouri and Illinois. For more than a decade, the KSHE-95 Summer Blood Drive has collected more than 2,000 pints of blood each year, and that trend is expected to continue in 2014. The Red Cross and KSHE-95 expect to collect approximately 2,500 pints during this year’s drive.
“Summer in the St. Louis area means a lot of things, and to many, it means another chance to help save lives with the Red Cross and KSHE-95,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross is proud to partner once again with KSHE-95 and is grateful for the continued support from the radio station and its listeners.”
All presenting donors will receive a specially designed KSHE-95 Summer Blood Drive T-shirt, while supplies last. The Summer Blood Drive will be held at all locations August 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and August 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except where noted.
KSHE-95 Summer Blood Drive
St. Louis College of Health Careers, 1297 North Highway Drive in Fenton
James J. Eagan Center, 1 James J. Eagan Center in Florissant
Glaziers Architectural Metal and Glassworkers, 5916 Wilson Ave. in St. Louis
Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 TriSports Circle in O’Fallon
Fox C-6 Service Center, 849 Jeffco Blvd. in Arnold
East Central College, 1964 Prairie Dell Road in Union
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 319 Fountains Parkway in Fairview Heights
Lewis & Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road in Godfrey
Litchfield Moose Lodge, 221 N. Madison in Litchfield (Saturday’s drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at this location only)
To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code KSHE. The Red Cross encourages blood donors to help prevent a summer shortage by rolling up a sleeve to give. Donors of all blood types are urged to give, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.
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.