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ST. LOUIS – The American Red Cross is urging residents in the region to donate blood or make a financial contribution as part of #GivingTuesday.

On Tuesday, the National Red Cross (@RedCross) and the American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter (@stlredcross) want to hear your stories about giving back through the Red Cross.

You can make a financial contribution through the Red Cross' website or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or through the mail to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.