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Red Cross: Storms Sink Blood Supply To Lowest Level In A Decade

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Storms tend to cut blood donations, and we seem to have nothing but storms lately. The Associated Press reports:

The American Red Cross says the repeated snow storms have caused 14,000 people to cancel blood and platelet donations on the East Coast. Donna Morrissey, a Red Cross spokeswoman for the Northeast, says the January blood supply has dropped to the lowest level in a decade. The Red Cross is urging eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets as soon as travel is safe.

This program aired on January 26, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog.

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