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BLOOD DONATION

Published: January 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Red Cross blood donation sites

Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.

Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to inclement winter weather, resulting in more than 10,500 blood and platelet donations going uncollected. Despite the weather, hospital patients still rely on transfusions.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to save time when donating.

Cuyahoga Falls

Jan. 23 -- 2 to 7 p.m., St Lukes Lutheran Church, 2121 6th Street

Feb. 15 -- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Natatorium, 2345 4th Street


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