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Red Cross Looks for Donors After Hundreds of Blood Drives Canceled by Weather

A call for healthy blood donors is being sent out by the American Red Cross after the organization says recent winter weather caused over 15,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected.

Posted: Feb 22, 2021 10:35 AM
Updated: Feb 22, 2021 3:00 PM

The American Red Cross is calling on all healthy blood donors to give after recent winter weather caused the cancellation of hundreds of blood drives.

According to the Red Cross, the recent bout of winter weather impacted blood collections across 30 states, with hundreds of blood drives being canceled. Officials say that those cancellations caused more than 15,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected.

In the River Valley Blood Services Region, which includes Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana, the Red Cross says over 700 blood and platelet donations went uncollected with over 25 blood drives canceled across the region.

You can see a list of upcoming local blood drive locations, dates, and times, by clicking here.

You can schedule an appointment to donate on RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-733-276.

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