Blood drive in Cape Girardeau | Events
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The American Red Cross will host several blood drives during the end of July in Cape Girardeau.
According to the Red Cross, the following blood drive will be open:
- July 22 - Osage Community Centre, 1625 North Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
The American Red Cross encourages potential donors to "beat the heat," drink plenty of fluids, eat a well-balanced meal and donate blood at an air-conditioned blood drive or center.
“Patients need blood regardless of the summer heat,” said Scott L. Caswell, CEO, Red Cross Biomedical Services, Missouri-Illinois Region. “We sincerely appreciate our committed donors who are willing to endure the heat, and get out to donate blood. Their attempt to help a stranger in need is truly heroic.”
Anyone who donates blood by September 5 will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $250 gas card and will have an opportunity to buy discounted Rams tickets. On Labor Day weekend, anyone donating blood Friday through Monday will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 gas card.
Also, anyone who donates blood up to September 14 will automatically be entered into the Red Cross's "Summer Drive Sweepstakes" to win a brand new 2012, red metallic Ford Fiesta SE from the Ford Motor Company. The one winner will be selected randomly on Monday, September 19.
Other upcoming blood drives in Missouri include:
- 7/19/2011, Amedisys Home Health Care, 2955 Kanell Boulevard, Poplar Bluff, MO, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- 7/19/2011, Sikeston 5th and 6th Grade Center, 100 Twitty Drive, Sikeston, MO, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- 7/20/2011, First Baptist Church, 551 North Westwood Boulevard, Poplar Bluff, MO, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- 7/21/2011, Missouri Delta Medical Center, 1008 North Main, Sikeston, MO, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- 7/24/2011, Guardian Angel Parish, 604 Church Street, Oran, MO, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
- 7/24/2011, Knights of Columbus, Main Street, Leopold, MO, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- 7/25/2011, John J Pershing VA Medical Ctr, 1500 N Westwood, Hwy 67 N, Poplar Bluff, MO, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- 7/25/2011, United Methodist Church, 307 West Main, Bernie, MO, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- 7/25/2011, Trinity Baptist Church, 500 Mulberry Street, Saint Mary, MO, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- 7/26/2011, Perry Park Center, 800 City Park Drive, Perryville, MO, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- 7/28/2011, Slicer Street Church of Christ, 310 Slicer Street, Kennett, MO, 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
For more information, you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit the Red Cross online.
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