Red Cross Needs Your Blood

1 decade 1 year 10 months ago Saturday, January 20 2007 Jan 20, 2007 Saturday, January 20, 2007 6:35:22 PM CST January 20, 2007 in News

"I've always wanted to do it," she said. "I've always thought it was something good for the community just to be able to do. To be able to give blood that you know in the long run that you're going to be able to save somebody's life."

Winter storms, like the ones that have swept through mid-Missouri this winter, are one reason why the blood supply is so low.

"Last weekends major snow storm, we had blood drives canceled because of the power outages and things like that," said American Red Cross worker Jean Campbell. "This has been going on for almost two months now back when the holidays started in November, and with the snow storm at the beginning of December, and now it continues."

When supplies are short, donations like Baraboo's are even more important.

"That's right we're in desperate need, we need all eligible donors," Campbell says.

The Red Cross says donors need to be at least 110 pounds and not have any sniffles or cold symptoms. Donating blood usually takes about an hour.

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