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Red Cross calls for blood donations
Recent severe winter weather impacts collections
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After the region’s bout with severe winter weather earlier this month, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. About 300 blood drives across 25 states were canceled across the U.S. because of snow and extreme cold. The blood drive cancellations resulted in a shortfall of nearly 8,800 blood and platelet donations since Jan. 2.
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