JOY FM and American Red Cross Host “The Perfect Gift” Blood Drive

November 9, 2011

Give the Gift Money Can’t Buy


The perfect gift is at the Joy FM and the American Red Cross blood drives on Friday, November 25 from 10:00am through 4:00pm.  Unlike the latest fashion trend, video game or golf club, it costs nothing but an hour of your time. When you donate blood, you give the perfect gift - another hug, another laugh, another smile, another chance - to someone in need of blood.  In appreciation of your efforts, everyone who attempts to donate blood will receive a “give life” t-shirt.


The American Red Cross expects to collect about 700 pints of blood.  Because each pint of blood has the potential to help up to three patients, 2,100 lives could be impacted by this partnership.


It only takes about an hour to donate blood, and in that hour, you can unwrap a lifetime of memories for hospital patients in your community and across the country. The need for blood is constant and doesn’t pause for the holidays. By taking time to donate this winter, you can help the Red Cross ensure a stable blood supply for all patients who need blood products.


All blood types are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply, especially type O negative. Type O negative blood, the universal blood type, is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations.


Anyone who would like more information or to schedule an appointment should call 1-800 RED CROSS or go to sponsor code: JOYFM



First Baptist Church, 2012 Missouri State Rd., Arnold, MO

Edgemont Bible Church, 5100 N. Illinois, Fairview Heights, IL 

Grace Church, 2695 Creve Coeur Mill Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Missouri Baptist University, One College Park Drive, St. Louis, MO




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