Blood Donations Still Running Low this Winter

The American Red Cross said a combination of the holidays, bad weather and the flu are what is causing the low numbers in donations.

Posted: Jan 24, 2018 3:03 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The American Red Cross is critically low on blood donations this winter.

Officials say that a combination of the holidays, bad weather and the flu are what is causing the low numbers in donations.

Local blood drives have followed national trends that have not been too successful with supplies being low across the country.

The Red Cross is asking anyone who is healthy should donate.

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