American Red Cross reports blood shortages

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Spokesperson Nathan Gilbert said weather conditions caused the organization to close 200 blood drive locations nationwide.

Folks at LifeSouth Community Blood Center said donations tend to drop during the winter due to people traveling from the holidays as well as the weather.

The Red Cross needs approximately 275 blood donations every day in the region, she added.

"If you are eligible to, please consider donating at an upcoming blood drive or call the Red Cross to make an appointment", he added.

According to the Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds. and approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day - one vehicle accident victim could require as many as 100 pints of blood. "It takes about an hour of their time and I think it helps to know they could save a life with that donation".

The recent winter storm made a bad situation even worse when it comes to the region's blood supply, according to Mary Brant, external communications manager of the Northern New England Red Cross Blood Services region.

Blood donors can use RapidPass to complete pre-donation readings and health history questionnaires online at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass prior to the blood drive.

Isenor also said the O Negative blood type is the most important to have on hand because it is the universal donor type, meaning anyone can receive it.

February 6 - 10:45 a.m. -5 p.m., Moose Lodge, 211 E 12th St.

- Friday, Jan. 12 - The Knights of Columbus in Clarksburg is hosting a blood drive sponsored by the American Legion Post 13 from 1:30 p.m.to 7 p.m.

Peru: Jan. 16 - noon-5:30 p.m., Zion United Church of Christ, 1521 Sixth St.

Turlock Blood Donation Center, 655 E. Hawkeye Ave., 8 a.m. -4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. -6 p.m. Thursday; and 9 a.m. -4 p.m. January 20.

A number of blood drives are scheduled in Chittenden County in January.

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