Winter storm brings blood shortage - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Winter storm brings blood shortage

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Saying, "Patients can't take a snow day," the American Red Cross is asking for blood donations to help relieve a shortage caused by the massive winter storm that has struck much of the country.

The organization says nearly 23,000 blood or platelet donations have been cancelled since the first of the year.  694 of those cancelled donations were in the Kentuckiana area.  More than three thousand hospitals around the country face shortages.

You can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/ to set up an appointment.

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