Step up to the plate & donate with the St. Louis Cardinals

June 5, 2013

Cardinals, Red Cross team up for annual blood drive June 19, 20


ST. LOUIS (June 5, 2013) — The St. Louis Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest and the American Red Cross encourage fans to step up to the plate and donate blood to help patients in need. The Cardinals and the Red Cross will join forces to help save lives on June 19 and 20 at various locations around the St. Louis metro area. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt and a voucher with details on how to purchase discounted tickets to a future Cardinals game, 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

June 19

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ballwin Community Center, 1 Ballwin Commons in Ballwin, Mo.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Meramec Arnold Elks Hall, 1515 Miller Road in Imperial, Mo.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Roofing Supply Group, 1565 S. Vandeventer in St. Louis

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Washington Elks Lodge #1559, 1459 W. 5th St. in Washington, Mo.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 3898 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters, Mo.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Crystal City Elks Lodge #1721, 4 Elks Drive in Crystal City, Mo.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bayless High School, 4532 Weber Road, St. Louis

Noon to 6 p.m. at the Farmington VFW Hall, 814 E. Karsch Blvd. in Farmington, Mo.


June 20:

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Ave., Clayton, Mo.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Regency Conference Center, 400 Regency Park in O’Fallon, Ill.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Louis College of Health Careers, 1297 North Highway Drive in Fenton, Mo.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Carondolet Park Rec Complex, 930 Holly Hills in St. Louis

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Alton Memorial Hospital, One Memorial Drive in Alton, Ill.

Noon to 6 p.m. at Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, 1112 E. Cherry St. in Troy, Mo.


Since 2004, the Cardinals have hosted Red Cross blood drives in an effort to help save lives. Blood donated at the St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive could help many patients in need, including accident victims, cancer patients and those undergoing surgery.

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 join our blog at