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St. Louis Blues, Fox Sports Midwest and Red Cross team up for annual blood drive

Missouri-Illinois

January 20, 2014
 

St. Louis Blues, Fox Sports Midwest and Red Cross team up for annual blood drive

   

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 20, 2014) — The St. Louis Blues, Fox Sports Midwest and the American Red Cross encourage fans to help patients in need by donating blood this winter. The Blues and the Red Cross will join forces to help save lives at the annual St. Louis Blues Blood Drive on Feb. 3 at eight locations in Missouri and Illinois. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed Blues Blood Drive T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

“We are proud to once again partner with the Blues to help those in our community,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “Every day patients in our area rely on the generosity of volunteer donors, and with the help of the Blues, we can continue to provide lifesaving blood products where and when they are needed.”

 

The St. Louis Blues Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. at the following locations. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by visiting redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code: Blues.

 

St. Louis Blues Blood Drive

Missouri

Glaziers Architectural Metal and Glassmakers, 5916 Wilson Ave. in St. Louis

The Pointe, 1 Ballwin Commons Circle Drive in Ballwin

The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave. in Richmond Heights

RiverChase, 990 Horan in Fenton

Meramec Arnold Elks Lodge, 1515 Miller Road in Imperial

The Mills, 5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd. in Hazelwood

Calvary Church, 3898 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters 

 

Illinois

Collinsville Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive in Collinsville

 

Since 2007, the Blues have hosted Red Cross blood drives in an effort to help save lives. Blood donated at the St. Louis Blues Blood Drive could 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 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.