June 14 is Red Cross World Blood Donor Day - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

June 14 is Red Cross World Blood Donor Day

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Join the Red Cross for World Blood Donor Day June 14, 2012 - "Celebrating the Gift of Blood"

World Blood Donor Day is an opportunity to celebrate the role of volunteer blood donors around the world.

According to the World Blood Donor Day website, 92 million blood donations are made worldwide each year.  In the Missouri-Illinois region, nearly 800 blood donors are needed each day to help meet the needs of area hospital patients.

Volunteer blood donors help the American Red Cross supply around nine million transfusable blood products to patients at approximately 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the United States.

World Blood Donor Day is also designed to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products.  Efforts to ensure donor and recipient safety have reduced the population of eligible voluntary blood donors.

By joining the Red Cross in celebration of World Blood Donor Day on June 14, you can help recruit new blood donors into the system.  The more blood donors available, the less the likelihood of a shortage.

Plus, when you visit a Red Cross blood drive between now and July 31 you'll be eligible to win a Gibson guitar, courtesy of The Gibson Foundation.  The Red Cross will award multiple guitars and 50,000 guitar picks, co-branded with the Gibson and Red Cross logos, during this campaign.  In addition, you'll receive a rock and roll themed t-shirt.

As a special incentive for our young donors, anyone aged 16-21 can enter to win a $5,000 scholarship!

You can make an appointment to give blood at one of the following Red Cross donor centers or blood drives by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

American Red Cross Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center 20 S. Mount Auburn Road Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

6/11/2012, Bunker Volunteer Fire Department, 300 Culler Avenue, Bunker, MO, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 6/11/2012, Delta Community Center, 211 Rear State Street, PO Box 12, Delta, MO, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM 6/11/2012, Advance Eagles Lodge, 19095 State Highway C, Advance, MO, 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM 6/11/2012, Trinity Baptist Church, 500 Mulberry Street, Saint Mary, MO, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

6/12/2012, First Baptist Church, 4154 State Hwy E, Oak Ridge, MO, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

6/13/2012, Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church, 723 Allen Blvd, Sikeston, MO, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

6/15/2012, The Venue, 80 S Plaza Way, Cape Girardeau, MO, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM 6/15/2012, Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, 100 Outlet Drive, Sikeston, MO, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

6/18/2012, Puxico High School, 481 North Bedford, Puxico, MO, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM 6/18/2012, Westwood Baptist Church, 419 County Road 5231, Poplar Bluff, MO, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

6/19/2012, Nordenia USA, 14591 State Highway 177, Jackson, MO, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM 6/19/2012, Stoddard County Ambulance Dist, 501 W Business Hwy 60, Dexter, MO, 12:30 PM to 7:30 PM

6/20/2012, Kennett National Bank, 805 First Street, Kennett, MO, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 6/20/2012, Montgomery Bank, 1 Montgomery Bank Drive, Sikeston, MO, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM 6/20/2012, Zion United Methodist Church, 3652 State Hwy Z, Cape Girardeau, MO, 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM

6/21/2012, First Baptist Church, 420 Chestnut Street, Thayer, MO, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

6/25/2012, First United Methodist Church, 5th and North Main, Poplar Bluff, MO, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

IL
6/11/2012, Memorial of Carbondale Hospital Outreach Lab, 500 Lincoln, Suite B, Herrin, IL, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

6/12/2012, VFW Post 2698, 1911 North Market Street, Sparta, IL, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM 6/12/2012, Shawnee Amish Church, 277 Shady Hallow Lane, Campbell Hill, IL, 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM

6/13/2012, Schnucks, 915 West Main, Carbondale, IL, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM 6/13/2012, American Legion Hall, 500 East Opdyke, Chester, IL, 12:45 PM to 5:45 PM

6/14/2012, Southern Illinois University-Student Ctr, 1255 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 6/14/2012, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, 405 West Jackson, Carbondale, IL, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

6/16/2012, Black Diamond Harley Davidson, 2400 Williamson County Pkwy., Marion, IL, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

6/18/2012, Thompsonville Lions Cave, P O Box 51, Thompsonville, IL, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

6/19/2012, Pinckneyville Correctional Ctr, 5835 State Route 154, Pinckneyville, IL, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

6/21/2012, St Pauls United Church of Christ, 205 East Jackson, Pinckneyville, IL, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

6/22/2012, Sams Club, 2709 Walton Way, Marion, IL, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM 6/22/2012, Illinois Star Centre, 3000 West DeYoung Street, Marion, IL, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM 6/22/2012, University Mall, 1237 East Main, Carbondale, IL, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

6/23/2012, Illinois Star Centre, 3000 West DeYoung Street, Marion, IL, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 6/23/2012, University Mall, 1237 East Main, Carbondale, IL, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

6/25/2012, Memorial of Carbondale Hospital Outreach Lab, 500 Lincoln, Suite B, Herrin, IL, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 6/25/2012, Heartland Regional Medical Center, 3333 West DeYoung St, Marion, IL, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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