Red Cross facing historically low levels of blood

Some patients requiring a transfusion may potentially face delays in care

The American Red Cross blood supply is at historically low levels. If more donors don’t come forward to give blood, some patients requiring a transfusion may potentially face delays in care.

One way you can help is by making one more blood donation before the Christmas holidays. Join the Red Cross, Audacy Radio of St.
Louis and local YMCA’s of Greater and Metro St. Louis at the inaugural Holiday Heroes Blood Drive December 21st-23rd.

There are 20 locations to choose to from and these YMCA locations are offering a $0 Enrollment Fee for all donors who join the day of the blood drive. Make your appointment through the Red Cross Blood Donor app, www.redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED CROSS and reference/enter sponsor code AUDACY.

To encourage donations this month, all who come to give December 17-January 2 will receive an exclusive Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.

The American Red Cross and Audacy St. Louis invite you to roll up a sleeve and give the gift of life at the inaugural Holiday Heroes Blood Drive, December 21, 22 and 23. 

There is no blood donation waiting period for those who have received a flu shot or a Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine or booster, so long as they are symptom-free.  

Blood drive safety

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and  additional precautions – including face masks for donors and staff, regardless of vaccination status – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive.