Red Cross cancels more than 1,000 blood drives in January and February

By WEEK Producer

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 17, 2014 at 11:30 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Monday’s snow storm forced the Red Cross to cancel another blood drive.

 
The blood drive is the latest of more than 1,000 blood drives that had to be cancelled in January and February due to severe weather.
 
That has resulted in about 35,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations.
 
The Red Cross needs blood and platelet donors to help restock the shelves in February. They are asking residents of all blood types to make an appointment to donate once the weather clears up.
 
To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

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