KTJJ/KREI/KJFF Regional Radio host annual Red Cross blood drive
Presenting donors will receive T-shirt, chance to win stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel
FARMINGTON, Mo. (Sept. 16, 2014) — The American Red Cross and KTJJ/KREI/KJFF Regional Radio invite members of the Farmington and Festus communities to help save lives by donating blood on Sept. 29. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed T-shirt, while supplies last. All presenting donors can also register to win an overnight stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Louis.
The Red Cross and KTJJ/KREI/KJFF Regional Radio hope to collect nearly 200 pints of blood during the drive. Because each pint can help save up to three lives, nearly 600 patients could benefit from the generosity of area donors.
“September means the return of football season, cooler weather and our annual blood drive with KTJJ, KREI and KJFF,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross is proud to partner once again with the Regional Radio stations and we are grateful for the continued support from the stations and their listeners.”
KTJJ/KREI/KJFF Regional Radio Blood Drive
Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at:
Farmington VFW Hall, 814 E. Karsch Blvd. in Farmington
Jefferson County Family YMCA, 1303 YMCA Drive in Festus
Help the Red Cross and local communities prepare to meet the diverse needs of all patients by giving blood Sept. 29. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: J98.
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.