Mississippi River Hosts St. Louis Cardinals American Red Cross 2012 World Series Blood Drives

June 11, 2012


Mississippi River Radio, World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals, and the American Red Cross partner to help save lives on Friday, June 15 at The Venue, Cape Girardeau, and Sikeston Factory Outlet Mall from 1-7pm.


Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specifically designed St. Louis Cardinals Red Cross World Series t-shirt while supplies last, a chance to win a $200 Hutsons Fine Furniture gift card and a pair of St. Louis Cardinals game tickets.


With the blood supply traditionally taking a dip during the summer months due to schools being out of session, family vacations, etc. the American Red Cross sincerely appreciate the Cardinal’s support, and asks all healthy individuals to participate and donate blood.


“It’s not only important to perform on the field.  We need to perform in our community,” said Jason Motte, closing pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. “We’re fighting to win but some people are fighting to survive which sometimes requires blood transfusions.”


The goal for the Mississippi River Radio St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive is to collect 165 units of blood.  Because each pint can help up to three people, almost 500 lives could be impacted. 


To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org


How to Donate Blood:

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.