Red Cross in need of blood donations after severe weather cancels drives

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 11:05:02-05

The Red Cross is in desperate need of blood and platelet donations.

It says after several rounds of severe winter weather, there's a major shortage in some areas of the country.

Since December 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states had to be canceled due to winter storms.

If you would like to donate, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.