KSHE95 to host annual winter blood drive
Red Cross blood drive scheduled Dec. 6 & 7
ST. LOUIS (Nov. 1, 2013) — The American Red Cross and KSHE95 invite the local community to give something that means something this winter by giving the gift of a blood donation at the annual KSHE95 Winter Blood Drive Dec. 6 and 7. Each blood donation could help save up to three lives, and all blood types are needed to help meet demand this winter.
“Typically, the winter months can see a decline in blood donations,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross is proud to partner once again with KSHE95 and is grateful for the continued support from the radio station and its listeners during the winter months.”
All presenting donors will receive a specially designed T-shirt, while supplies last. The KSHE95 Winter Blood Drive will be held at all locations Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KSHE95 Winter Blood Drive
American Red Cross Chapter Services, 10195 Corporate Square in Olivette
East Central College, 1964 Prairie Dell Road in Union
Fox C-6 Service Center, 849 Jeffco Blvd. in Arnold
James J. Eagan Center, 1 James J. Eagan Center in Florissant
South City Family YMCA, 3150 Sublette Ave. in St. Louis
St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters
St. Louis College of Health Careers, 1297 North Highway Drive in Fenton
Lewis & Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road in Godfrey
Litchfield VFW Hall, 215 W. Ryder in Litchfield
Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle in Belleville
This year, give the gift that spreads more than holiday cheer – a blood donation through the American Red Cross and KSHE95. Each time you give blood, your donation can help save up to three lives. Imagine if those three people help to save three lives, and then those people help save three more lives, and so on, and so on. Together we can help spread hope this holiday season by giving something that doesn’t cost a thing, but can offer so much more.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code KSHE 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossBldMOIL.