River Radio, American Red Cross partner to help save lives

May 2, 2014

River Radio Summer Blood Drive is scheduled for June 13 in southern Missouri


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (May 12, 2014) — Step up to the plate and donate blood with River Radio and the American Red Cross at the River Radio Summer Blood Drive June 13 at the West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston Factory Outlet Mall in Sikeston.


Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last, and will be entered into drawings to win a $200 Hutson’s gift card or a pair of Cardinals tickets.


“The Red Cross is proud to once again partner with River Radio to help patients in need,” said Scott Caswell, CEO of the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “The summer months can be a difficult time to collect blood, making blood drives like the River Radio Summer Blood Drive so important.”


River Radio Summer Blood Drive:

June 13 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

West Park Mall, 3049 William St. in Cape Girardeau

Sikeston Factory Outlet Mall, 100 Outlet Drive in Sikeston


To make an appointment to give, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code RIVERRADIO. Blood collected at the River Radio Summer Blood Drive could help a variety of patients, including trauma victims, cancer patients, premature babies and those undergoing surgery.



How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 consent 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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.