American Red Cross issues urgent call for blood and platelet donors
Zeke Fuhrman | Feb 9, 2018 AT 10:40 am
The American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for blood and platelet donors because severe winter weather and seasonal flu caused an increase in canceled donations.
The cancelled blood drives nationwide caused more than 16,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. Bitter cold and widespread flu have also contributed to the low turnout at many blood drives. To make an appointment to donate blood or platelets, visit redcrossblood.org.