Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeves with KLOU and the American Red Cross

May 17, 2012

Donate Blood on May 25 and Rock Someone’s World


St. Louis, MO, May 11- KLOU rocks!  Whether you’re a fan of Bill Haley and his Comets, the Rolling Stones or Bon Jovi, KLOU and the American Red Cross invites you to Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve on Friday, May 25 from 11am to 4pm at O’Fallon YMCA, 3451 Pheasant Meadows, O Fallon, MO, to give blood and help save lives.    


Donating blood can help save up to three lives! Donate blood on May 25 and you’ll be part of a movement to attempt to collect 300 units of blood.  Almost 1000 patients could benefit from this partnership….but only with your help!


Attempt to donate blood at the KLOU blood drive and you’ll receive a Red Cross/KLOU Rock and Roll t-shirt and Gibson guitar pick.  You’ll also be eligible to win a Gibson guitar, courtesy of The Gibson Foundation. 


As a special incentive for our young donors, anyone ages 16-21 can enter to win a $5,000 scholarship!


Good Golly Miss Molly, helping to save lives through blood donation makes you a rock star. 


"We sincerely appreciate KLOU efforts to educate the public about the serious need for blood products,” said Scott L. Caswell, Chief Executive Officer of the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “Someone needs blood every two seconds, and KLOU staff and listeners are doing their part to ensure blood products are available."


Call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to to schedule an appointment to donate blood at the KLOU American Red Cross blood drive!


How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information or to make an 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 18 and younger. 


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