ST.LOUIS, Mo. — The American Red Cross announced that the second annual Lifesaver blood drives will occur on August 5, 6 and 8 around the St. Louis area and parts of Southwestern Illinois. The goal of the drives is to create awareness of summer blood shortages, and replenish supplies ensuring hospitals and patients have the blood products they need to save lives. The Red Cross currently has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations.
Wherever summer finds you, remember patients are counting on you. Clear your calendar to donate blood with the American Red Cross at the Lifesaver Blood Drives. All presenting blood donors will receive a special edition Lifesaver T-shirt (available while supplies last).
To view Lifesaver Blood Drive locations and to schedule your appointment, click here, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or use the Blood Donor App and enter sponsor code: Lifesaver to schedule your appointment today. Below is a list of the Lifesaver drives by state and county:
Monday, 8/8/2016: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bourbon Community Center, 575 Elm Street
Monday, 8/8/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sullivan Eagles 3781, 1000 Acid Mine Road
Friday, 8/5/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bunker Hill Municipal Building, 801 S. Franklin Street
Friday, 8/5/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Greater Alton Church, 506 East Airline Dr
Saturday, 8/6/2016: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Dawson's Fitness Center, 1815 Delmar Ave.
Saint Clair County
Friday, 8/5/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Northwest St Clair County Fire District, 3407 Southbelt West
Friday, 8/5/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 700 Clearview Drive
Friday, 8/5/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Meramec Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road
Monday. 8/8/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Baptist Church Arnold, 2012 Missouri State Rd.
Saint Charles County
Friday, 8/5/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Calvary Church, 3898 Midrivers Mall Drive
Monday, 8/8/2016: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Charles Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza
Saint Louis County
Friday, 8/5/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., James J Eagan Center, 1 James J Eagan Center
Friday, 8/5/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 South Lindbergh
Saturday, 8/6/2016: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., LIFESAVER Wildwood, 2801 Fountain Place
Monday, 8/8/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Pointe, 1 Ballwin Commons Circle Drive
Monday, 8/8/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Riverchase of Fenton, 990 Horan
Saint Louis City
Friday, 8/5/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Carondelet Park Rec Plex, 930 Holly Hills
Monday, 8/8/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Immanuel United Church of Christ, 17510 Church St.
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. 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.