WSIL Hosts St. Louis Cardinals American Red Cross 2012 World Series Blood Drives

June 8, 2012


June 8, 2012- WSIL, World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals, and the American Red Cross partner to help save lives on Friday, June 22, from 2-7pm, and Saturday, June 23, from 10am-3pm at the following locations:


University Mall, Carbondale

Illinois Centre Mall, Marion

Times Square Mall, Mt. Vernon

Kroger, Harrisburg


Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specifically designed St. Louis Cardinals Red Cross World Series t-shirt while supplies last, and a chance to win four club seat game tickets and one parking pass to an upcoming Miner's game.  One winner per location.


With the blood supply traditionally taking a dip during the summer months due to schools being out of session, family vacations, etc. the American Red Cross sincerely appreciate the Cardinals support, and asks all healthy individuals to participate and donate blood.


“It’s not only important to perform on the field.  We need to perform in our community,” said Jason Motte, Closing Pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. “We’re fighting to win but some people are fighting to survive which sometimes requires blood transfusions.”


The goal for this WSIL St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive is to collect almost 300 units of blood.  Because each pint can help up to three people, almost 900 lives could be impacted. 


To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to


How to Donate Blood:

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment today. 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 in Kansas with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19.