FARMINGTON, Mo. — The American Red Cross and KTJJ/KREI/KJFF Regional Radio invite members of the Farmington and Festus communities to help save lives by donating blood at the annual blood drive on Oct. 17. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed T-shirt, while supplies last. All presenting donors can also register to win an overnight stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Louis.
The Red Cross and KTJJ/KREI/KJFF Regional Radio hope to collect more than 200 pints of blood during the drive. One pint of blood can potentially save three lives. Once again this year’s goal is to collect over 225 units between the two blood drive locations.
“The Red Cross is proud to once again partner with Regional Radio stations KREI, KTJJ and KJFF,” said Todd Wagner, Donor Recruitment Director for the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “We are so grateful for the continued support from the stations and their listeners and look forward to another successful blood drive this October.”
KTJJ/KREI/KJFF Regional Radio Blood Drive - Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:
- Farmington VFW Hall, 814 E. Karsch Blvd. Farmington, MO.
- Jefferson County Family YMCA, 1303 YMCA Drive, Festus, MO.
Donors at the KTJJ/KREI/KJFF Regional Radio 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 calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code: J98.
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.