American Red Cross Blood Drive Held in Honor of Clare Blase

May 31, 2011


(St. Louis, MO. May 27, 2011)


Clare Blase (pictured right), a seventh-grader at St. Michael’s the Archangel School in Shrewsbury, was diagnosed with cancer in January 2011.  She has been receiving platelets and red blood cells to help her fight the disease.


A blood drive in Clare’s honor will be held June 1, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the St. Michael’s the Archangel School Gym, 7630 Sutherland Avenue, in St. Louis, Missouri. 


Anyone wishing to donate blood can contact Blase family friend Cathy Geraghty at (314) 313-8426 or to schedule an appointment.  You may also visit and enter sponsor code: ClareBlase.


The Blase family and blood drive volunteers hope to collect 175 pints of blood at the drive.  Because each donation could possibly save up to three lives, this drive could potentially help 525 people.



How to Donate Blood:

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment today. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 16  with completed Parental Consent Form. New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. 


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at


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