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Red Cross needs your help in wake of blood shortage

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 WISCONSIN (WAOW) -- The rash of winter weather hitting the nation has been wreaking havoc on more than just highways and heating bills. According to the Red Cross, more than 14,000 blood drives nationwide have been canceled in recent weeks, causing a severe shortage. 

Officials say they haven't seen a blood supply drop like this in over a decade. That's why they're urging all eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help replenish the supply.

The need for blood is constant. Every 2 seconds, someone in the US needs a blood transfusion.

To find blood drives in your area, or to make an appointment with the Red Cross, click here.

 

 

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