ST. LOUIS — For the fifteenth straight year, the Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest and the American Red Cross will host the St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive around St. Louis.
The blood drive will be hosted in 21 different locations around the St. Louis area and will offer a specially designed St. Louis Cardinals t-shirt to anyone who attempts to donate blood. The event will run from Tuesday through Thursday.
"You can make a difference and help save lives. All it takes is an hour of your time. I encourage Cardinals fans and the entire community to come out and donate blood at this year's blood drive," said Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler in a statement.
Fredbird and Team Fredbird will also be making appearances at select locations through the blood drive event.
How do I donate blood?
There are several ways to donate blood. The Red Cross suggests downloading the American Red Cross Blood Donor App — available on iPhone and Android — or by visiting their website, RedCrossBlood.org. Enter the sponsor code 'CARDS' on either platform to book an appointment or receive more information on the blood drive event. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) is also available for booking appointments.
The Red Cross requests donors bring a blood donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification upon check-in. Anyone younger than 18-years-old may have to meet certain height and weight requirements to donate blood.
The blood drive locations are listed below in the order of date:
Tuesday, June 12:
- 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 The Hive44 Event Center, 730 Fenpark, 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 East Airline Drive, East Alton, IL
- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Turner Hall, 211 E. Cherry St., Columbia, IL
Wednesday, June 13
- 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 West Fifth St., Washington, MO
- 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 1151 Tom Ginnever Ave., O'Fallon, MO
- 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Woods Fort Restaurant & Banquet Center, #1 Country Club Drive, Troy, MO
Thursday, June 14:
- 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 West Fourth St., Rolla, MO
- Noon to 6 p.m. at Potosi Elks Lodge 2218, 10202 W. Highway E, Potosi, MO
- 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Luke's UMC, 2761 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO
- 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Eldred Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 233 Cedar St., Eldred, IL.
- 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Downtown Belleville YMCA, 200 S. Illinois St., Belleville, IL