Celebrate summer with the Red Cross and 98.5 The Bar

June 3, 2013

98.5 The Bar Blood Drive scheduled in Warrensburg


WARRENSBURG, Mo. (June 3, 2013) – Summer is a time for the days that never end. It’s time for diving in and grilling out. It’s time to share life and create memories and stories. These are the stories we live for, and this summer, they’re in season.


Create your own memories and help others create theirs by joining the American Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region and KWKJ 98.5 The Bar for the 98.5 The Bar Blood Drive on July 1.


When you give blood you could give someone time to make their own stories, such as watching fireworks, having a picnic or rooting for the home team. Plus, everyone who attempts to donate blood with the Red Cross from July 1-15, including at the 98.5 The Bar Blood Drive, will be entered to win one of five $3,000 American Express gift cards.  


98.5 The Bar Blood Drive

July 1 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Warrensburg Community Center

445 E. Gay Street in Warrensburg, Mo.


During the summer months of June, July and August, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what hospital patients need. If at least two more donors gave blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer – above what’s expected – we would be better assured of having enough lifesaving blood products available for patients in need. Live a story. Give a story. Donate blood.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 permission 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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.