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Missouri-Illinois

May 7, 2013
 

Donate blood in Hermann on May 21 and meet area emergency responders

 

HERMANN, Mo. (May 7, 2013) –What do local blood donors and members of the Hermann Area Ambulance District have in common? They both help save lives every day. On May 21, these lifesavers will have a chance to meet during an American Red Cross blood drive in Hermann.

 

Everyone who attempts to donate at the blood drive will receive a Major League Baseball drink tumbler and can enjoy barbeque and refreshments provided by the Hermann Area Ambulance District. Visitors to the drive will also be able to tour ambulances and meet emergency responders. To correspond with a luau theme for the drive, all presenting donors will also receive a complimentary lei.

 

Hermann Area Ambulance District Blood Drive

May 21 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ambulance District Building

510 W. 16th St., Hermann, Mo.

 

Blood donated at the Hermann Area Ambulance District Blood Drive can help many patients in need, including accident victims, cancer patients 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 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.