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(KTVI)-People often associate a trip to St. Louis city hall with unpleasant things, like paying property taxes maybe. But this week, a trip to city hall can save a life. Comptroller Darlene Green's office is hosting the annual Red Cross Charles Drew Blood Drive.

The blood drive is Wednesday, August 14th in Room 208 at City Hall from 11:00am-3:00pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged to ensure that everyone is seen quickly.

The drive is named in honor of Dr. Charles Drew, an African American physician who started the American Red Cross blood banking.

There is a special need for African American donors because blood types O and B, the blood types of about 70 percent of African-Americans, are those most in demand.

To sign to donate, email Melanie Streeper at streeperm@stlouis-mo.gov.

Website: Red Cross St. Louis - Blood Donation

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