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

June 4, 2014

Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest & Red Cross team up for annual blood drive June 18, 19


ST. LOUIS (June 4, 2014) — 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 18 and 19 at various locations around the St. Louis metro area. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last.


“To be a hero off the field, we need to pitch in and support our community,” said Joe Kelly, 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 18

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 567 St. Joseph Lane in Ballwin, Mo.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Elks Lodge #1559, 1459 W. Fifth 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 Elks Lodge #1721, 4 Elks Drive in Crystal City, Mo.

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

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

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


June 19

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 Meramec Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road in Imperial, Mo.

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

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Alton Square Mall, 200 Alton Square in Alton, Ill.

1 to 7 p.m. at GC Cuisine and Crystal Gardens, 1230 University Drive in Edwardsville, Ill.

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


For the past decade, 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 and enter sponsor code Cards 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.