Red Cross, St. Louis Cardinals & Zimmer Radio Group partner for annual One Community Club Blood Drive
July 31 blood drive will be held in honor of local child Hudsen Lee
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (June 20, 2014) — For the third 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 and will honor Hudsen Lee, a local 14-year-old batting leukemia.
In 2013, the One Community Club Blood Drive collected 313 pints of blood, exceeding expectations.
“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.
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.