American Red Cross Honors WKRV

March 30, 2012

WKRV 107.1 THE KURV Honored for Supporting Blood Collections


The Missouri-Illinois region of the American Red Cross honored WKRV 107.1 THE KURV for their efforts in 2011 to support the mission to help save lives through blood donations. 

A plaque delivered by Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative Liz Greenwood to General Manager Todd Stapleton described WKRV as an “Outstanding Media Supporter”.  The station received the honor after helping the Red Cross spread the word about the importance of blood donations and promoting Red Cross blood drives in the local area.

"The American Red Cross sincerely thanks the staff of WKRV for their hard work in assisting the Missouri-Illinois region collect potentially lifesaving blood products,” said region CEO Scott Caswell.  “By promoting the need for blood and sharing the important message of the Red Cross, WKRV has played a major role in helping us reach out to potential blood donors.  The support of WKRV is greatly valued and appreciated."

The Red Cross looks forward to continued support from area media in 2012, and encourages anyone wishing to donate blood to schedule an appointment at a blood drive or donation center near them by visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

For your convenience, you may now schedule blood donation appointments online at  You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS. 


How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. 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 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit to learn more.


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 or join our blog at