Office of the Comptroller

Red Cross Charles Drew Blood Drive

Scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18 in Room 208 City Hall in honor of Black History Month

February 2, 2015 | 2 min reading time

This article is 9 years old. It was published on February 2, 2015.

 The office of St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green will host the Red Cross Charles Drew Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 208 City Hall.  The blood drive is named in honor of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American physician who started the American Red Cross blood banking.

All donors are welcome at the Charles Drew Blood Drive, but there is an ongoing need for African-American donors.  Increasing African-American donations is vital because blood types O and B, the blood types of about 70 percent of African-Americans, are those most in demand.  Blood donations can help African-Americans suffering from diseases such as sickle cell anemia, cancer and heart disease.

Walk-ins will be accepted, but appointments are encouraged to ensure that everyone is seen quickly.  The entire process will take less than one hour.  To make an appointment, email Melanie Streeper at

Comptroller's Office

City of St. Louis

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