Red Cross Low on Blood Due to Blood Drives Canceled Due to Winter Weather

The winter weather has canceled a large number of blood drives across the Midwest and that is leaving the Red Cross short of blood.

 

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a 3 day supply of blood on hand.

 

The organization likes to keep about 5 days work of blood in stock and they are runny very short on type O blood.

 

Sue Thesenga, with the American Red Cross, said, “A low blood supply may mean that critical medical treatments or emergency care may have to be delayed or canceled for the patients who need it and we’re doing everything that we can to avoid that happening.”

 

If you would like to donate blood, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-Red-Cross to find a blood drive near you.