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St. Louis Cardinals team up with Red Cross for summer blood drives

ANNA, Ill. (WSIL) -- If you bleed red for the St. Louis Cardinals then you might want to support their upcoming blood drives.

The organization held multiple blood drives Friday, in collaboration with the American Red Cross.

Organizers said the Cardinals Blood Drive is always held at a critical time of year, when the need for blood high. They say last year's blood drive was presented with several challenges because of COVID-19 and over the last month they have seen fewer donor participation.

There are still plenty of opportunities to give blood and receive a limited edition St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive t-shirt, while supplies last.

You can give Friday, June 18 until 6 p.m. at various locations:

  • Osage Community Center, 1625 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
  • Sikeston Elks Lodge #2319, 349 Dona, Sikeston, MO 63801
  • Perryville Elks Lodge, 921 N. Perryville, Perryville, MO 63775
  • Main Street Center, 400 S. Main, Anna, IL 62906

2021 St. Louis Cardinals Satellite Blood Drive Dates and Locations:

  • June 21 – Covenant Presbyterian Church – Town and Country, Mo.
  • June 24 – First Baptist Church – Steelville, Mo.
  • June 29 – B97.9 FM Blood Drive – Two locations Sikeston and Dexter Elks Lodges – Sikeston and Dexter, Mo. (sponsor code: B979)
  • June 30 – Withers Radio In Honor of Wyatt Hill Blood Drive – Jackson Civic Center – Jackson, Mo. (sponsor code: (WyattHill)
  • July 1 – First Baptist Church – Paris, Mo.
  • July 5 – First Christian Church – Macon, Mo.
  • July 6 – VFW Post 7147 – Cuba, Mo.
  • July 6 – United Methodist Presbyterian Church – Montgomery City, Mo.
  • July 7 – Alton Woodriver Sportsmen’s Club – Alton, Ill.
  • July 8 – Immaculate Conception Church – Owensville, Mo.
  • July 12 – Fellowship Baptist Church – High Ridge, Mo.
  • July 12 – St. John United Church of Christ – St. Charles, Mo.
  • July 20 – Jefferson City Media Blood Drive – Firley YMCA – Jefferson City, Mo.
  • July 22 – Mascoutah Community Blood Drive – Mascoutah, Ill.
  • July 29 – 30th annual Kirksville Media Drive - The Crossing – Kirksville, Mo.
  • July 29-30 – Northeast Arkansas Broadcasters Blood Drive – Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce – Jonesboro, Ark.
  • Aug. 3 – United Hebrew Congregation – Creve Coeur, Mo.
  • Aug. 3 – First Baptist Church – Memphis, Mo.
  • Aug. 4 – St. George School – Hermann, Mo.
  • Aug. 9 – Mexico Elks Lodge – Mexico, Mo.
  • Aug. 13 – Missouri Secretary of State – Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Aug. 16 – Eldon Community Center – Eldon, Mo.
  • Aug. 20 – Truman Building – Jefferson City, Mo

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information

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Denise Turner

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