The St. Louis Cardinals, FOX Sports Midwest and the American Red Cross invite fans to donate blood and help save lives at the 15th annual St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive June 12-14 at various St. Louis area locations. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last.
The St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive always comes at critical time of year. The summer months come with travel and various activities that cause fewer donors to give blood. Those who have a desire to help others can step up to the plate and help save lives by participating in this year's event.
"I have always been a huge advocate of the Red Cross and their blood drives because the need for blood is constant and important, especially in the summer time when people are thinking less of donating," said Dexter Fowler, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder. "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."
In addition, there will be giveaways at each location, and Fredbird and Team Fredbird will be making appearances at select locations.
Since its inception in 2004, more than 10,550 donations of blood have been collected at the St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive. This year we are anticipating collecting 1000 units of lifesaving blood donations.