John Wood Community College hosts St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive

June 14, 2013


PITTSFIELD, Ill. (June 14, 2013) — John Wood Community College, 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 June 26. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last.


“It’s not just important to perform on the field, but we need to perform in our community, as well,” said Jason Motte, 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.”


St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive

June 26 from noon to 6 p.m. at John Wood Community College

1308 W. Washington in Pittsfield, Ill.


Since 2004, the Cardinals have hosted Red Cross blood drives in an effort to help save lives. Blood donated at the John Wood Community College Cardinals Blood Drive could help many patients in need, including accident victims, cancer patients and those undergoing surgery.

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 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossBldMOIL.