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Red Cross, St. Louis Rams team up to help save lives

October 31, 2014
 

 Annual St. Louis Rams Blood Drive Nov. 13

 

ST. LOUIS (Oct. 30, 2014) — The St. Louis Rams and the American Red Cross encourage fans to help save lives by donating blood this fall. The Rams and the Red Cross will team up to help patients in need on Nov. 13 in Richmond Heights, Missouri. Fans will have an opportunity to enjoy a tailgate party and receive a specially designed St. Louis Rams T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

“Each blood donation can help save up to three lives, which makes giving blood so important,” said Chris Long, St. Louis Rams defensive end. “Every day patients in our area rely on the generosity of volunteer donors. The Rams are proud to continue supporting the Red Cross in its mission to help save lives.”

 

St. Louis Rams Blood Drive

Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, Mo.

 

The Rams and the Red Cross encourage area high school students to help organize a Red Cross blood drive at their schools between February and April 2015. Schools may win an educational pep rally attended by Rams players. Call 1-800-RED CROSS for information about scheduling a blood drive.

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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.

 

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