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Red Cross, St. Louis Cardinals and Zimmer Radio Group in Jefferson City partner for One Community Club Blood Drive

Missouri-Illinois

June 25, 2013
 

Help save lives July 31

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (June 18, 2013) – For the second consecutive year, the American Red Cross and the St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Zimmer Radio stations 94.3 Kat Country, 101.9 The Wave and News Radio 950 KWOS for the One Community Club Blood Drive in Jefferson City. This summer’s drive will be held July 31.   

 

In 2012, the One Community Club Blood Drive collected 103 pints of blood, exceeding expectations. This year, the Red Cross and Zimmer Radio expect to collect 150 pints.

 

“The Red Cross was blown away by the tremendous outpouring of support for last year’s One Community Club Blood Drive, and we’re excited to see new and returning blood donors this year,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region.

 

Everyone who presents to donate blood will receive a specially designed Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

One Community Club Blood Drive

July 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Capital Mall

3600 Country Club Drive, Jefferson City, Mo.

 

Historically, during the summer months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. But, this seasonal challenge can be overcome two generous donors at a time, at every blood drive, including the One Community Club Blood Drive.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code ZIMMER 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.