ST. LOUIS, Mo. (March 2, 2020) — The XFL St. Louis BattleHawks and American Red Cross are teaming to help save lives with a blood drive on Monday, March 16. The event comes as part of the team’s CommUNITY HuSTLe initiative in partnership with SSM Health. The St. Louis BattleHawks-American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place at four area locations - Lou Fusz Athletic Training Facility, Holiday Inn - South County, Elks Lodge and the Downtown YMCA (see addresses below).
“As a team, it’s important to us that we make an impact on and off the field, and we are committed to efforts, like those of the American Red Cross, that are helping to positively change lives,” said Jonathan Hayes head coach of the St. Louis BattleHawks. “BattleHawks fans have been supportive since day one, and there’s no doubt they’ll show up to donate and support our joint efforts with the Red Cross to help save lives.”
The St. Louis BattleHawks Blood Drive comes as the Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to give for patients who rely on blood transfusions for survival.
Donating blood is a simple process and only takes about an hour from start to finish, but the actual donation itself only takes about 8-10 minutes
BattleHawks fans will have the opportunity to donate blood at one of four convenient locations in Missouri and Illinois from 2 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 16. Everyone who presents to donate will receive a BattleHawks T-shirt, while supplies last.
● Lou Fusz Athletic Training Facility, 1 Athletic Drive, Earth City, MO, 63045
● Holiday Inn, 6921 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Saint Louis, MO, 63125
● Downtown YMCA, St. Louis City, 605 Locust Street, Saint Louis, MO 63101
● Elks Lodge, 9480 Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
The St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL are the first modern professional football team founded in St. Louis. The team competes in the XFL East division and began play in February 2020, playing home games at The Dome at America’s Center. For more information, visit www.xflbattlehawks.com and follow @XFLBattleHawks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
How to donate blood
Simply download the Red Cross Blood Donor App or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code BATTLEHAWKS, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 and platelet donors can 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, from a computer or mobile device. 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.