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Cardinals Blood Drive

Each year, the Cardinals team up with FOX Sports Midwest and the American Red Cross to help save lives by encouraging fans to donate blood at the annual St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive.

Since the drive's inception in 2004, more than 12,000 donations of blood have been collected during the summer drive, which comes at a critical time of year for the Red Cross when donations are low. Those who have a desire to help others can step up to the plate and help save lives by participating in our next event.

Annual Cardinals + FOX Sports Midwest Blood Drive, June 2020

April 21, 2020 Blood Drive at Busch Stadium

On April 21, 2020, the Cardinals teamed up with Anheuser-Busch, FOX Sports Midwest and the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at Busch Stadium in response to the global pandemic and critical need for blood and platelets.

Thanks to the generosity of our fans, donations exceed the goal by 10% meaning nearly 200 lives will be impacted by the donations.

How to donate blood

To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification that are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.

Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass®. With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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 CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.