The Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to help ill patients, and there is special and ongoing need for African American blood donors for sickle cell therapies.
Across the nation, people who need surgeries and other procedures are waiting.
The office of St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green is encouraging area residents to help by participating in an upcoming community blood drive. The comptroller’s office is planning its semiannual blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room 208 of St. Louis City Hall.
To protect donors, volunteers, staff and visitors to city hall, the following rules are in force:
- All blood donors should schedule an appointment in advance by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visiting redcrossblood.org.
- Visitors to city hall are encouraged to wear masks or face coverings. In addition, the Red Cross requires all individuals at blood drives to wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status. Learn more about precautions for city hall visitors at: Visiting City Hall.
- Learn more about the Red Cross safety protocols at: COVID-19 and Blood Donation [www.redcrossblood.org].