"We know the weather conditions can discourage people from going out and cause them to cancel appointments, but we really need people to keep those appointments", said Kristen Lane, marketing lead for Central Blood Bank.
In North Carolina alone, 23 blood drives were cancelled or closed early due to last week's winter storm, with almost 600 uncollected donations. This is in addition to the annual lull in donations due to busy holiday schedules, and a significant outbreak of the flu which prevents donors from coming in.
The agency also needs type O negative blood, which is a universal blood type that anyone can receive. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all require blood to help save their lives.
Man Dies In Stockholm Blast; Police See No Terrorism Link One person died and another was slightly hurt Sunday in a blast outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, police said. The Varby Gard station, on the Red Line in southwest Stockholm , has been closed off for investigation.
While all blood and donation types are welcome, there's a critical need for type O-negative and platelets.
Eligible donors with types O, A negative and B negative blood are urged to make a Power Red donation, where available.
Eligible individuals are urged to schedule a blood or platelet donation today by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).
"Hospitals don't take snow days, and neither do we", said Dawn Kaiser, director of donor services for Michigan Blood.
An indefinite strike by transport workers unions entered third day today leaving thousands of passengers stranded across state. In a statement to media on Friday, Vijaybhaskar said 13th wage revision for transport employees was held on January 4.
The native VR video player Vive Video is now pulling in content from one of the world's largest ad-free open video platforms. This afternoon HTC revealed the HTC Vive Pro, a next-level experience for virtual reality gamers.
Britain could be set to introduce a blanket charge for use of disposal paper cups in what has been labeled a " latte levy ". Starbucks says that it has already tried to change consumer behaviour by discounting reusable cups at the point of sale.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Houston police at 832-394-1840. "Prayers out to her family during this hard time". She said he drove a blue truck and pulled up behind her in her driveway, but drove off after she got out of her vehicle .
The organisation stipulates that any player suspected of having concussion must be evaluated in the dressing room. Newton took a shot to the head from Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata midway through the fourth quarter.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed grief and sorrow over the incident, an official spokesman said. Conveying sympathies with the bereaved families, the Minister prayed for peace to the departed souls.
At ESPN , apparently anything goes as long as the vitriol is directed at President Trump . Her new podcast for ESPN is expected to launch on January 10.
USA could freeze up to $2 billion in aid to Pakistan
The rise in anti-American sentiments in Pakistan appears to be conflating with the perception of China as a more reliable ally. The US also suspended the transfer of military equipment and other funds to Islamabad .
Frank Beamer selected for College Football Hall of Fame
The 2018 class will be enshrined at the 61st annual NFF Awards Dinner on December 4 at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel. The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced jointly made the announcement Monday morning.
Crew of 32 missing after ships collide off eastern China
The foreign ministry said China had deployed specialised "cleaning ships" to the scene to minimise environmental damage. The 225-meter-long second vessel CF CRYSTAL , carrying 64,000 tonnes of grain, was partly damaged in the collision.
Man 'smearing feces' redirects flight to Alaska
United Airlines spokesman Charlie Hobart says 245 passengers were aboard the flight, which is set to depart Anchorage on Friday. Airport Operations says the Boeing 777 was grounded overnight for maintenance, leaving passengers stranded in Anchorage.
Mad Catz is Back in the Hardware Game
Mad Catz is of course best known for its range of R.A.T gaming mice , arcade FightSticks and other peripherals. Verrey says Mad Catz's return is thanks to a Chinese holding company that purchased its assets and branding.