KIRKWOOD, Mo. (April 4) - The American Red Cross and North Kirkwood Middle School are teaming up for their 8th annual blood drive. Each year students volunteer with faculty to help at the blood drive as a way of giving back to the community.
“We have a vital need for blood donations to help ensure patient needs continue to be met,” said Todd Wagner, Director of Donor Recruitment, American Red Cross, Missouri-Illinois Region. “We are extremely grateful to the staff and students at North Kirkwood Middle School for helping us answer the call at a critical time.”
WHO: American Red Cross and North Kirkwood Middle School teachers and students
WHEN: Friday, April 14 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: North Kirkwood Middle School - 11287 Manchester Rd, Kirkwood, MO. 63122
WHAT: 8th Annual 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 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.