ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This holiday season, give the perfect gift to help patients in need by donating blood with 99.1 JOY-FM and BOOST 101.9 and the American Red Cross at four locations in Missouri and Illinois on Nov. 25. Everyone who attempts to donate blood will receive a blood drive T-shirt, while supplies last.
The Red Cross, 99.1 JOY-FM and BOOST 101.9 hope to collect over 550 pints of life-saving blood during the drive. When people come to give blood it is possible to separate their donation into three parts – plasma, platelets and red blood cells. Each part can go to different patients and help save up to three lives.
“99.1 JOY-FM and BOOST 101.9 and their listeners continue to be tremendous supporters of the Red Cross,” said Todd Wagner, Donor Recruitment Director for the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “They lend a much appreciated helping hand during the holiday season when blood donations typically drop.”
Perfect Gift Blood Drive
Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:
- West Hills Community Church, 13250 South Outer 40 in Town and Country, Mo. 63017
- Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 1151 Tom Ginnever Ave. in O’Fallon, Mo. 63366
- First Baptist Church, 2012 Missouri State Road in Arnold, Mo. 63010
- Faith Family Church, 704 N. Green Mount Road in Shiloh, Ill. 62221
Donors at the Perfect Gift Blood Drive can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site. Donors can schedule an appointment to give by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor app, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code: joyfm/boost
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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.