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St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive comes to Jefferson City

Missouri-Illinois

June 4, 2014
 

Presenting blood donors will receive specially designed Cardinals T-shirts

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (June 4, 2014) —  The St. Louis Cardinals and the American Red Cross encourage fans to step up to the plate and donate blood to help patients in need at the Missouri State Employees Blood Drive in mid-June. Everyone who attempts to donate blood at the Missouri State Employees Blood Drive will receive a specially designed Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last, and can enjoy complimentary pizza from Papa John’s at each blood drive location.

 

“To be a hero off the field, we need to pitch in and support our community,” said Joe Kelly, pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. “You can give a patient in need a fighting chance by stepping up to the plate and giving blood.”

 

Missouri State Employees Blood Drive

June 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Truman Building fourth floor auditorium, 301 W. High St. in Jefferson City

June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Truman Building fourth floor auditorium, 301 W. High St. in Jefferson City

June 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 2305 W. Main St. in Jefferson City

June 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Truman Building fourth floor auditorium, 301 W. High St. in Jefferson City

 

The Missouri State Employees Blood Drive occurs during the Red Cross 100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope. summer campaign. The campaign, which runs through Sept. 1, will encourage at least two more donors to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive – above what is expected. During the months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need.

 

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.