The Bedroom Store hosts blood drive to help save lives
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (March 9, 2017) — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Faith Marie Hartzell at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, March 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Bedroom Store, 884 Arnold Commons Dr. in Arnold.
Faith was a beautiful young girl who lost her life before her tenth birthday in March of 2015. She received several blood transfusions during her battle with leukemia. Her family hopes that the community will attend the blood drive in memory of their daughter, so children who suffer from leukemia or other forms of cancer may benefit from these lifesaving donations.
“It is our hope that the community will come out and support this drive in memory of Faith,” said Shaun Hartzell, Faith’s father. “With the help of blood donations Faith had a fighting chance, and we want to ensure that other children and adults with cancer get that same chance.”
Blood Drive in memory of Faith Marie Hartzell
Thursday, March 30, 2017
2 to 6 p.m.
The Bedroom Store
884 Arnold Commons Dr.
Arnold, MO. 63010
Every two seconds in the United States blood is needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for the patients at about 2,600 hospitals nationwide.
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.