KSHE BLOOD DRIVE



The KSHE 95 and American Red Cross Winter Blood Drive sponsored by GCS Credit Union is this weekend December 6th and 7th at 10 St. Louis area locations.

Attempt to donate and receive a specially designed KSHE95 Winter Blood Drive T-shirt, while supplies and sizes last.

Click here to make your appointment today!
 
Hours:
Friday, December 6th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 7th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Missouri:
American Red Cross St. Louis Chapter Services
10195 Corporate Square, Olivette

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the weather, the Olivette location will be CANCELLED both days.
 
Fox C-6 Service Center
849 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold
 
James J. Eagan Center
1 James J. Eagan Center, Florissant
 
St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters
 
East Central College
1964 Prairie Dell Road, Union
 
South City Family YMCA
3150 Sublette Avenue, St. Louis
 
St Louis College of Health Careers
1297 North Highway Dr., Fenton
 
Illinois:
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle, Belleville
 
Lewis & Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey
 
VFW Hall
215 W Ryder, Litchfield

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the weather, the Litchfield location will be CANCELLED on Saturday.

Live Broadcasts:
Live broadcast from St. Charles Community College on Saturday from 9am to 5pm
 
· This year, the Red Cross and KSHE95 hope to collect approximately 2,400 pints of blood during the two-day drive. Because each blood donation could help save up to three lives, 7,200 patients could benefit from the generosity of KSHE95 listeners and blood donors.
 
· If you did not schedule an appointment to donate, walk-ins are welcome during the drive.
 
· Everyone who attempts to donate blood will receive a specially designed KSHE95 Winter Blood Drive T-shirt, while supplies last.
 
· Potential donors should be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form), meet weight requirements and be in good health.  Donors should remember to bring a photo ID.

· One blood donation, just an hour of your time, can help save the lives of up to three people this holiday season.

· All blood types are needed, especially type O negative, which is the universal blood type. This means type O negative blood can be transfused to anyone who needs blood, regardless of their own blood type. It is especially valuable during emergencies, when there is no time to cross-match a person’s blood type.
 
· In the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region, the Red Cross must collect nearly 800 blood products each day to keep up with demand.
 
· Red blood cells have a shelf life of 42 days, so they must be replenished constantly.  There is no substitute.
 
To date, KSHE listeners have donated enough blood to possibly help save over 400,000 lives!
 
Supported by GCS Credit Union!

How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code KSHE 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 permission 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.

The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) will have counselors and navigators at six KSHE 95 Blood Drive locations in Missouri (except the James Eagan site) to answer questions and provide materials about the Affordable Care Act. Additional information about assistance with the healthcare exchange is on the MEAAA website at http://www.agingmissouri.org/ or call 1-800-AGE-6060.
 
Click here to make your appointment today!
 
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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossBldMOIL.