Donate in honor of local teenage cancer survivor and receive a Cardinals T-shirt
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For the sixth consecutive year, Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group stations 94.3 Kat Country, 101.9 The Wave and News Radio 950 KWOS are teaming up with the St. Louis Cardinals and the American Red Cross to help save lives and honor teenager Hudsen Lee.
Hudsen, who just completed his junior year at Helias Catholic High School, is like many teenagers. He enjoys hunting, riding four wheelers, spending time with his friends, and fishing on the Helias fishing team. Sadly, Hudsen’s young life was interrupted when he was diagnosed with leukemia in March of 2013. Hudsen is now healthy and cancer free.
“Once again it is an honor for me to be a part of this blood drive,” said Hudsen. “The Red Cross provided me with a lot of blood and platelets during my illness, and I hope this drive will help many others who need it.”
This blood drive comes when the Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for donors of all types to give now so patients can continue to receive the lifesaving treatments they need. Blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, and more donations are needed now to replenish the blood supply.
Everyone who knocks it outta the park and attempts to donate blood at the Sixth annual Jefferson City Cardinals Blood Drive on July 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Capitol Mall Community Room, 3600 Country Club Drive, will receive a specially designed St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last. Since the inception of the Jefferson City Cardinals Blood Drive in 2012, nearly 840 pints of blood have been donated by local heroes.
The American Red Cross is the only blood services provider that also offers health and safety training, serves as a vital communication link between military personnel and their families, teaches disaster preparedness, and provides relief to victims of disasters.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, or visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code CARDS to make an appointment at this drive. For more information, call
1-800-RED-CROSS (737-2767). 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.