St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive coming to Centralia

July 16, 2013

All presenting donors receive a free Cardinals T-shirt


CENTRALIA, Ill. (July 16, 2013) — The Moose Family Center, St. Mary’s School, the St. Louis Cardinals and the American Red Cross encourage fans to step up to the plate and donate blood to help patients in need on July 24 and July 28 in Centralia. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last.


“It’s not just important to perform on the field, but we need to perform in our community, as well,” said Jason Motte, pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. “You can give a patient in need a fighting chance by stepping up to the plate and giving blood.”


St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive

July 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Moose Family Center

1824 S. Poplar in Centralia, Ill.


July 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s School

424 E. Broadway in Centralia, Ill.


The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, as fewer donations than expected were given in the first half of summer. Every day donations come up short, less potentially lifesaving blood is available for patients in need.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit 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 permission 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossBldMOIL.