ST. LOUIS — Local Breweries are battling it out for blood. The Metro St. Louis Battle of the Breweries Blood Drive benefiting the American Red Cross takes place Thursday, May 9, from 1-6 pm. Individuals who donate blood can vote for their favorite participating brewery. The winning brewery that wins the friendly competition will earn a trophy, and blood donors will get a free t-shirt.

Those who take part and donate blood may visit any of the eight Red Cross locations May 9, between 1-6 pm.

St. Louis City: The Bellwether

Brentwood: Mid County YMCA

Florissant: American Red Cross blood donation center

St Charles: Embassy Suites St Charles

South County: South County YMCA

Crystal City: Elks Lodge 1721

Franklin County: Sullivan Bank in St Clair

Illinois: O’Fallon Illinois YMCA

Appointments can be made through the Red Cross Blood Donor App,, of by calling 1-800 Red Cross.

While making the appointment, enter sponsor code BREWERYBATTLE to vote for your favorite brewery.