The nation’s largest blood drive involving a minor league baseball team has set a new record. The Bleed Red Blood Drive with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks welcomed 1,004 donors to the event in Springfield on July 21 and 22. That’s a new record for participation, surpassing the previous record of 915 set in 2009.
The drive also set a new mark for total red blood cell donations at 865, beating the previous record of 812 which was set in 2011.
We’ve also drawn for prize winners. They include Austin French, who will throw out the first pitch at the game vs. Frisco on August 12! Other winners include:
CBCO gift basket – Heidi Lannon
Hardee’s gift basket – Debora Stuck
10 cases of Coca-Cola products – Sherree Johnson
Cardinals gift basket – Laura Shivers
Autographed Cardinals jersey – Frederick Lowe
Chase gift basket – Lillian Witt
Ticket package for four to Redbird Roost – Bryan Crockett
Autographed Cardinals baseball/hat – Glyn Strong
CBCO would like to thank our Bleed Red Blood Drive participants and our sponsors, including Hardee’s, Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, KOLR-10, radio stations KTTS, Power 96.5, News/Talk 104.1 KSGF, 106.7 The River, Chase Financial Services and the Springfield Cardinals.