Knock It Outta The Park Cardinals Blood Drive

Lifestyle
May 18, 2017

Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest and Red Cross team up to help save lives June 13-15

The St. Louis Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest and the American Red Cross encourage fans to ‘knock it outta the park’ by donating blood to help save lives June 13-15 at various St. Louis area locations. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last.
The St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive comes at an important time of year. The summer months come with travel and various activities that cause fewer donors to give blood. Those who have a desire to help others can step up to the plate and help save lives by participating in this year’s event.

“Donating blood is a great way to help those who need it most,” said Randal Grichuk, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder. “I encourage everyone to come out and donate blood during this year’s blood drive and make a difference.”

In addition, there will be giveaways at each location, and Cardinals mascot Fredbird and Team Fredbird will be making appearances at select locations June 14 and 15.

Area heroes have given more than 10,550 pints of blood at the St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive since its inception in 2004.
Every day, the Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of hospital patients across the country. Eligible donors are needed to help patients such as accident victims, heart surgery patients and children with blood disorders.

Blood donors of all types are needed. Those with types O, A negative and B negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation at this blood drive. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. Donated blood may be used to help accident victims, surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. There is no substitute for donated blood products.

To schedule an appointment to give at the St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive, download the Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor codeCARDS or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive:

Tuesday, June 13
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Elks Lodge #1721, 4 Elks Drive, Crystal City, Mo.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m at The Lion’s Den, 1001 St. Louis Ave., Valley Park, Mo.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Meramec Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, Imperial, Mo.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at James J. Eagan Center, 1 James J. Eagan Center Drive, Florissant, Mo.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fenton Masonic Lodge, 401 Hays Hill Drive, Fenton, Mo.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Orlando’s Banquet Room, 4300 Hoffmeister Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Greater Alton Church, 506 E. Airline Drive, East Alton, Ill.

Wednesday, June 14
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Ave., Clayton, Mo.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Favazz’s on the Hill, 5201 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bayless High School, 4532 Weber Road, St. Louis, Mo.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Pointe Ballwin Community Center, 1 Ballwin Commons Circle Drive, Ballwin, Mo.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Washington Elks Lodge #1559, 1459 W. Fifth St., Washington, Mo.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, Mo.
Noon to 6 p.m. at Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, 1112 E. Cherry St., Troy, Mo.

Thursday, June 15
Noon to 6 p.m. at Farmington Community Civic Center, 2 Black Night Drive, Farmington, Mo.
Noon to 6 p.m. at Eugene Northern Community Center, 400 W. 4th St., Rolla, Mo.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Charles Elk Lodge, 560 St. Peters Howell Road, St. Charles, Mo.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn South County, 6921 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Downtown Belleville YMCA, 200 S. Illinois St., Belleville, IL.

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

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 redcross.org orcruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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