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Weather cancels blood drives, Red Cross needs help

Weather cancels blood drives, Red Cross needs help

Weather cancels blood drives, Red Cross needs help

Of course, in the Norfolk and Coastal areas of Virginia, blood drives scheduled for last week had to be cancelled due to the storm, further hampering the donations there.

The Red Cross is urging eligible donors to support their local blood banks and help save lives.

Blood donations during the busy holiday and winter weather months of November and December were already more than 28,000 donations below expectations.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute says it is in serious need of O-negative blood donors.

January is National Blood Donor Month - one of the most challenging times of year to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs.

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The Red Cross encourages individuals to make a donation appointment and to complete a RapidPass online health history questionnaire to help speed up the donation process.

The Ipswich Blood Donor Centre is located on Level 1 of the Riverlink Medical Centre.

The RED25 program is aimed at uniting workplaces, community groups, schools and universities across the country to save lives through blood donations.

The NHS Blood and Transplant service has made an urgent appeal for people to donate blood in Corby.

Platelets: The clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment and always in great demand. Officials say it is especially necessary in emergencies when a blood type isn't known. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.

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