KSHE95 and American Red Cross Offer the Perfect Gift!

December 2, 2011

The American Red Cross and KSHE95 are joining forces once again for the KSHE95 American Red Cross Winter Blood Drive. Give the perfect gift to a patient in need and donate blood Friday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at nine area locations:


St Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Saint Peters Fox C-6 Service Center, 849 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold

Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1400 Highway 61 South, Festus    Union Moose Lodge, Hwy 50 & Koelling Road, Union

South City Family YMCA, 3150 Sublette Ave., Saint Louis

St Louis College of Health Careers, 1297 North Highway Dr., Fenton  



Alton Memorial Hospital, One Memorial Dr., Alton

East Belleville YMCA Center, 2627 Carlyle Ave., Belleville

Litchfield Moose Lodge, 221 N. Madison, Litchfield


The American Red Cross and KSHE hope to collect over 2,500 units of blood at this year’s December blood drive.  KSHE blood donors have donated almost 130,000 units since 1984. 

All those who attempt to donate will receive a complimentary KSHE95/Red Cross T-shirt. (Design shown above).

All blood types are needed; however, healthy individuals with type O-negative blood are highly encouraged to attempt to donate blood. O-negative is the universal blood type because anyone can receive O-negative blood.

Potential donors should be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed American Red Cross parental consent form), meet height/weight requirements and be in good health.  Donors should remember to bring a picture ID.

To schedule an appointment at one of the nine locations call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsorcode: KSHE

 This holiday season, give something that means something with a donation to the Red Cross.  The Red Cross Holiday Giving Catalog has 25 symbolic gifts representing all Red Cross services that people can purchase in the name of a loved one during the holiday season.  Check out the catalog at www.redcross.org/gifts.