Cardinals Blood Drive

Each year, the Cardinals team up with Bally 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 14,000 blood donations 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 + Bally Sports Midwest Blood Drive

All presenting donors will receive a free, special-edition St. Louis Cardinals Red Cross Blood Drive T-shirt, while supplies last.

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.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at 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 or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.