KWWR Radio and American Red Cross Help Save Lives with Cardinals World Series Blood Drive

August 14, 2012

Nearly 50 Donors Give the Gift of Life


Radio station KWWR, the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals and the American Red Cross partnered to help save lives on Monday, Aug. 13, at the Mexico Elks Lodge, and collected 49 units of blood.


Because each blood donation can help save up to three lives, more than 145 lives could be positively impacted by the generosity of the area blood donors.


The support from KWWR, the Mexico Elks, and the local blood donors comes at a critical time for the Red Cross.  The Red Cross issued an emergency appeal for blood after donations in June were down more than 10 percent nationwide. While donations have rebounded somewhat since, the emergency call still remains.


The Red Cross thanks everyone who attended the blood drive on August 13, and is grateful for the support of the sponsors and the Mexico community. 


Anyone who was unable to donate on August 13 can find more opportunities at Red Cross blood drives in their area by visiting or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.


How to Donate Blood:

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment today. 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 in Kansas with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19.


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 join our blog at