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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The frigid winter weather has taken its toll on the American Red Cross blood supply.

According to a news release from the American Red Cross, the organization is reissuing its emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give blood after several snow storms, frigid temperatures and the recent government shutdown have canceled blood drives and discouraged people from coming out and donating blood.

In fact, the organization says more than 4,600 expected blood and platelet donations went uncollected in January. The Red Cross attributes those cancellations to planned blood drives that were canceled due to winter weather.

The agency says it also lost 900 blood donations due to blood drive cancellations stemming from the government shutdown.

"Disruptions to blood and platelet donations jeopardize the availability of blood for patients who depend on transfusions for survival," said Tiffany Taylor, a spokeswoman for Red Cross River Valley Blood Services, in a statement. "We're grateful for all those who have come out to give since we issued our emergency call earlier this month and now urge others to come out and give to prevent delays in essential medical care."

Currently, hospitals are distributing Red Cross blood donations faster than they can be taken in. According to the news release, the hospitals have less than a three-day supply of most blood types.

The Red Cross says it tries to maintain a five-day supply of blood.

All eligible donors -- especially platelet donors and donors with type O blood -- are asked to schedule appointments by using the Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Below is a list of upcoming blood donations from Jan. 29 to Feb. 28:

8th Street Pizza

800 E 8th St. New Albany, IN 47150

2/18/2019: 3 - 7 p.m.

American Legion

1369-1379 E. 8th St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130

2/4/2019: 1 - 6 p.m.

2/25/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

American Legion Post 42

4530 Paoli Pike Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

2/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Calvary Christian Church

605 Norman Drive Sellersburg, IN 47172

2/11/2019: 3 - 7 p.m.

City County Building New Albany

311 Hauss Square New Albany, IN 47150

2/20/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Community Montessori

4102 St. Joseph Road New Albany, IN 47150

2/14/2019: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Culbertson Baptist Church

4007 Grant Line Road New Albany, IN 47150

2/3/2019: noon - 4 p.m.

Culver's

11801 Interchange Drive Louisville, KY 40229

2/17/2019: noon - 5 p.m.

Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center

520 E. Chestnut St. Louisville, KY 40202

1/29/2019: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

1/30/2019: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

1/31/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/2/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

2/3/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2/4/2019: noon - 6:30 p.m.

2/5/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

2/6/2019: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

2/7/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/8/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/9/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

2/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2/11/2019: noon - 6:30 p.m.

2/12/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

2/13/2019: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

2/14/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/16/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

2/17/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2/18/2019: noon - 6:30 p.m.

2/19/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

2/20/2019: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

2/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/22/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

2/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2/25/2019: noon - 6:30 p.m.

2/26/2019: noon. - 7 p.m.

2/27/2019: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

2/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

East End Louisville Blood Donation Center

291 N. Hubbards Lane Louisville, KY 40207

1/29/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

1/30/2019: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

1/31/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/2/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/3/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/4/2019: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2/5/2019: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2/6/2019: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

2/7/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/8/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/9/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/11/2019: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2/12/2019: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2/13/2019: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

2/14/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/16/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/17/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/18/2019: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2/19/2019: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2/20/2019: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

2/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/22/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2/25/2019: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2/27/2019: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

2/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Eastside Christian Church

2319 Veterans Parkway Jeffersonville, IN 47130

2/13/2019: 2 - 7 p.m.

Farm Credit Mid-America

1601 UPS Drive Louisville, KY 40223

1/29/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Hillview City Hall

283 Crestwood Lane Louisville, KY 40229

2/27/2019: 3 - 7 p.m.

Immanuel United Church of Christ

2300 Taylorsville Road Louisville, KY 40205

2/11/2019: 3 - 8 p.m.

Ivy Tech Community College

8204 Hwy 311 Sellersburg, IN 47172

1/31/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Jefferson Community and Technical College Southwest

1000 Community College Drive Louisville, KY 40272

2/26/2019: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jefferson County Public Library

420 W. Main St. Madison, IN 47250

2/14/2019: noon - 5 p.m.

Jeffersontown Police Department

10410 Taylorsville Road Louisville, KY 40299

2/27/2019: 2 - 6 p.m.

Kaiser Home Support Services

2633 Grant Line Road New Albany, IN 47150

2/25/2019: 1 - 5 p.m.

Kroger Hillview

5001 Mud Lane Louisville, KY 40229

2/18/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mercury Ball Room

611 South 4th St. Louisville, KY 40202

2/28/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

National Tobacco

5201 Interchange Drive Louisville, KY 40229

2/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Nazareth Home

2000 Newburg Road Louisville, KY 40205

2/21/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Okolona Church of Christ

6105 Outer Loop Louisville, KY 40219

2/3/2019: noon - 4 p.m.

Ormsby Three

10200 Forest Green Blvd. Louisville , KY 40223

2/15/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Orr Corporation

11601 Interchange Drive Louisville , KY 40229

2/21/2019: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

13800 Aiken Road Louisville, KY 40245

2/7/2019: 2 - 7 p.m.

Sister Bean's Coffee House

5225 New Cut Road Louisville, KY 40214

2/9/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Southern High School

8620 Preston Highway Louisville, KY 40219

1/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

3104 Blackiston Boulevard New Albany, IN 47150

2/26/2019: 1 - 6 p.m.

Spalding University

853 Library Lane Louisville, KY 40203

2/21/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

St. Albert the Great

1395 Girard Dr. Louisville, KY 40222

2/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

316 N Sherwood Ave. Clarksville, IN 47129

2/12/2019: 2 - 6 p.m.

St. Edward

9608 Sue Helen Dr. Louisville, KY 40299

2/27/2019: 3 - 7 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

11501 Maple Way Louisville, KY 40229

2/28/2019: 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

St. Mary Parish Center

415 E. 8th St. New Albany, IN 47150

2/24/2019: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

St. Michael Orthodox Church

3701 St. Michael Church Drive Louisville, KY 40220

2/3/2019: noon - 4 p.m.

St. Michaels Catholic Church

11400 Farmers Lane Greenville, IN 47124

2/20/2019: 3 - 8 p.m.

St. Patrick Catholic Church

1000 N. Beckley Station Road Louisville, KY 40245

2/10/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sullivan University

3101 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40205

2/19/2019: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

University Center North

4201 Grant Line Road New Albany, IN 47150

2/4/2019: noon - 5 p.m.

University of Louisville Speed School

334 Eastern Parkway Louisville, KY 40202

2/28/2019: noon - 4 p.m.

UPS Centennial Hub

8100 Air Commerce Drive Louisville, KY 40219

2/18/2019: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

UPS National Turnpike

8203 National Turnpike Louisville, KY 40214

2/15/2019: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

2/15/2019: noon - 3 p.m.

Watterson Towers

1930 Bishop Lane Louisville, KY 40218

2/15/2019: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

ZAXBY'S

5025 Mud Lane Louisville, KY 40229

2/25/2019: noon - 6 p.m.

Zaxby's of Middletown

807 Blankenbaker Pkwy. Louisville, KY 40243

2/11/2019: 2 - 7 p.m.

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