Annual Kirksville Media St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive July 23

July 7, 2014

Red Cross joins KTVO, Kirksville Daily Express, Radio Park, KLTE Bott Radio & Cable One to help save lives


KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (July 7, 2014) — Kirksville media outlets, the St. Louis Cardinals and the American Red Cross encourage fans to step up to the plate and donate blood to help patients in need on July 23. Everyone who attempts to donate blood at the Kirksville Media St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive will receive a specially designed Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last.


“To be a hero off the field, we need to pitch in and support our community,” said Joe Kelly, pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. “You can give a patient in need a fighting chance by stepping up to the plate and giving blood.”


Kirksville Media St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive

July 23 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church

100 Pfeiffer in Kirksville


“Each year, the Red Cross is proud to partner with Kirksville media partners to help save lives,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “Thanks to these partners and our loyal donors, patients in need will have a chance to get back in the game this summer.”


The Kirksville Media St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive comes at a crucial time for the Red Cross, as blood donations typically decline during the summer months. All blood types are needed.


How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit 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.


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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.