The Springfield Cardinals are hosting a blood drive to try and help offset a reduction of donations in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Cardinals are teaming up with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks for the “Step Up to the Plate” blood drive.
“The Cardinals are proud to be a part of such a great and important community initiative,” Springfield Cardinals Vice President & General Manager Dan Reiter said in a statement. “To see so many people come together to make this happen, from Great Southern Bank for presenting the blood drive, to 20 of our amazing partners, to the CBCO and the Springfield-Greene County Health Board just shows how much this region cares about each other. I was proud to set my appointment to donate first thing Monday morning.”
The drive will take place from April 20 to 24. The donor drive is being designed with social distancing efforts in mind, and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has signed off on the “no lines” format set up by CBCO for the event.
If you want to donate, call 417-227-5006 for an appointment to give or register online.
The Cardinals have gift packages lined up for donors that may include:
– Great Southern Bank: 2 ticket vouchers to a 2020 Springfield Cardinals game
– Ashley HomeStore: A red Springfield Cardinals cap (first 600 donors) and a coupon for $100 off a purchase of $500 or more (first 500 donors)
– Price Cutter: non-perishable food items (first 600 donors)
– Jersey Mike’s Subs: Free regular sub combo meal coupon (first 600 donors)
– Aaron Sachs & Associates: certificate for a FREE bike helmet (first 200 donors)
– American National: Pens (first 600 donors)
– carGo: 5 FREE deliveries–delivery fees waived (first 500 donors)
– Chick-fil-A: Free dessert coupon (first 500 donors)
– Ozarks Coca-Cola: 20 oz. bottle of Sprite Ginger (first 672 donors)
– Farmers Insurance-Ken Teague: Assortment of hand sanitizers & magnetic clips (first 500 donors)
– Hiland Dairy: Snack cakes (first 650 donors)
– Loehr Health Center: Pens (first 600 donors)
– Mediacom: Pens (first 600 donors)
– Mercy Hospital: COVID-19 Health Information
– Mister Car Wash: $3 off Express Car Wash Package coupon (first 500 donors)
– Nestle Purina: 50 6 oz. bags Puppy Chow, 50 6 oz. bags Beneful (first 200 donors)
– Ozark Fence: Orange ink pens (first 500 donors)
– Reddy Ice: BOGO 20 oz. bag of ice coupon (first 277 donors)
– Uncle Ray’s: 75 cents with purchase of chips coupon (first 600 donors)
– U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Flying Ring Frisbees (first 500 donors)