University of Missouri and American Red Cross announce satellite drives for 21st annual spring blood drive

March 26, 2010

The University of Missouri and the American Red Cross will soon team up for their 21st annual spring blood drive: “Give Blood, the Perfect Gift.”


Potential donors unable to make it to the drive April 7-8 on the MU campus can still take part in the annual tradition by donating at one of several satellite drives, which will be held March 29 through April 18.


“The University of Missouri spring blood drive is a huge event for the American Red Cross,” said Scott Caswell, CEO, Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “The satellite drives extend the reach of this important event. They give alumni and family members an opportunity to show their support for the University and the Red Cross at many different locations in the region.”


Potential donors should be in good health the day of donating, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed American Red Cross parental consent form). Federal regulations require whole blood donors to wait 56 days between donations. To schedule a blood donation appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit


Dates and times of the blood drive at Hearnes Fieldhouse:

April 7                   12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

April 8                   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.


Satellite Locations

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for center hours.


** The following centers will accept satellite donors from March 29 to April 18.**



ARC West County Center         ARC North County Center         ARC South County Center

13369 Olive Blvd.                              3533 Dunn Road                               9230 Watson Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
                   Florissant, MO 63033                       Crestwood, MO 63126

ARC Lindell Center                   ARC St. Charles County Center                            

4050 Lindell Blvd.                              252 Mid Rivers Center                                 
St. Louis, MO 63108                         St. Peters, MO 63376                      

SPRINGFIELD:                         CAPE GIRARDEAU:                      

ARC Blood Center                         ARC Blood Center               
313 E. Battlefield Rd. Suite B            20 S. Mount Auburn Rd.                   

Springfield, MO 65807                     Cape Girardeau, MO 63703    


** The following centers will accept satellite donors only on the dates listed.**


Midtown American Red Cross                      Monday, April 5

211 West Armour                                          10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kansas City, MO 64111                                To make an appointment visit and enter Sponsor Code: MUMidtownARC


North Kansas City Community Center          Monday, April 5

1999 Iron                                                        3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

North Kansas City, MO 64116                     To make an appointment visit and enter Sponsor Code: MUNorthKC   


YMCA Raytown                                              Friday, April 9

10301 East State Route 350                        10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Raytown, MO 64138                                     To make an appointment visit and enter Sponsor Code: MUYMCARaytown


Midland Empire American Red Cross          Monday, April 12                   

401 N. 12th St.                                               3 p.m.-7 p.m.

St. Joseph, MO 64501                                  To make an appointment visit and enter Sponsor Code: MUMidlandEmpire


Northeast Regional Medical Center             Tuesday, April 13

315 South Osteopathy                                 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Kirksville, MO 63501                                     To make an appointment call Sonya at (660) 785-1515