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Bad weather cuts Northeast blood supply

Associated Press / January 26, 2011

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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.