Give Blood and Catch the Rams

October 11, 2011

Chance to Win Rams Tickets at Red Cross Donation Centers


Each Sunday, the St. Louis Rams attempt to do something outstanding on the football field.  Now, you can do something outstanding, and win tickets to see the Rams play live!

The American Red Cross is proud to offer the chance for presenting blood donors at select donation centers to win two tickets to watch the Rams.  Through mid-December, all those who attempt to donate blood at Red Cross donation centers in St. Louis, Columbia, Jefferson City, Cape Girardeau, and southern Illinois can enter a chance to win two tickets to an upcoming Rams regular season home game.  Drawings will be held two weeks prior to the game.  

Rams players may be thought of as sports heroes for their impressive touchdowns and remarkable tackles, but you can be a hero, too, by helping save lives.  Each blood donation can help save up to three lives, and a blood transfusion is needed every two seconds in America.  Your blood donation could help accident victims, surgery patients, and cancer patients, some of whom need daily blood transfusions as part of their treatment.

Tremendous fan support at home could make a difference as the Rams battle through the tough football schedule.  Your support of the Red Cross efforts to boost blood supplies could make a world of difference for a local patient in need.  For your chance to help save lives, and take in an exciting Rams game, schedule an appointment to donate blood at a Red Cross donation center near you!


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


Donors may subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending givelife to 90999 or registering online at  


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 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