WSIL and American Red Cross Host Veterans Day Blood Drives

November 9, 2011

Thank a vet by donating blood.


WSIL and the American Red Cross will join forces to help save lives on Friday, November 11 from 2:00pm through 7:00pm and Saturday, November 12 from 10:00am through 3:00pm. 


The American Red Cross expects to collect more than 200 pints of blood through WSIL’s efforts.  Because each pint of blood has the potential to help up to three patients, 600 lives could be impacted by this partnership.


Roll up a sleeve this Veterans Day weekend and give blood in honor of those who served. 

All those who attempt to donate blood will receive a specially designed WSIL t-shirt while supplies last (courtesy of Main Street T’s), and be able to sign a card that will become part of the annual American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign.  All cards received will be delivered to active duty service members and veterans down the street, across the country, and around the world.



University Mall- Carbondale

Illinois Star Centre Mall- Marion

Times Square Mall- Mt. Vernon

Kroger- Harrisburg


Anyone who would like more information or to schedule appointment should call 1-800 RED CROSS or go to sponsor code: WSIL.




How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to for more information or to schedule a blood donation 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 younger than 19. Visit to learn more.


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at