Kirksville Media Blood drive coming up next week

The goal for this year's Kirksville Media Blood Drive is for about 200 people or more to donate.

Media outlets from across northeast Missouri and the American Red Cross are asking for your help once again this year.

The Kirksville Media Blood Drive is taking place Wednesday, July 24 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kirksville Middle School gym on South Cottage Grove.

The goal for this year is for about 200 people or more to donate. Red Cross officials say that there is high demand for all blood types.

â??Right now we need all types, especially O negative, O positive, A positive, but all blood types are needed,â?? said American Red Cross District Manager Julie Pipes.

All donors will also receive a free St. Louis Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last. Free pizza and snacks will also be provided.

If you want to register for an appointment, you can call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) or you can register online at Walk-ins are also welcome on the day of the blood drive.