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Blood donations needed

Blood donations needed

February 01
01:01 2016
[df-subtitle]Winter Storms affect Blood Donations, Cancel hundreds of blood drives across the nation.[/df-subtitle]

Adalberto Toledo | Staff Writer

@adaltoledo29

The American Red Cross has expressed an emergency need for blood donors after severe winter storms smashed through the northern United States, according to a press release.

Severe winter storms since Jan. 1 have cancelled more than 300 blood drives in 20 states, creating a deficit for the American Red Cross. It requires about 14,000 blood donations a day to cater to the more than 2,500 hospitals and blood transfusion centers around the country. Eligible donors with type O, A and B blood are encouraged to donate, according to the release.

Blood is not all the Red Cross needs, however. Donors for platelets are needed as well, especially those with blood type AB.

Donors in unaffected areas are encouraged to donate, and those in affected areas are also encouraged once travel is safe.

To learn more about how to donate visit this website or call 1-800-733-2767.

Blood donation centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area:

Denton

Fire Station #7

4201 Vintage Drive

Denton, Texas 76226

Phone: (972) 219-4860

Dallas Area

4800 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75235

Phone: (214) 678-4800

Fort Worth

1515 S. Sylvania Avenue

Fort Worth, Texas 76111

Phone: (817) 335-9137

Johnson County 

915 N. Nolan River Rd Ste D

Cleburne, TX 76033

Phone: (817) 558-1012

Corsicana 

701 W. Second Ave.

Corsicana, Texas 75110

Phone: (903) 874-4551

Terrell

1200 E. Brin Bldg.

Second Floor, Room #537

Terrell, Texas 75160

Phone: (972) 563-1030

Greenville

2500 Lee Street

Greenville, Texas 75401

Phone: (903) 455-7932

McKinney

1450 Redbud Blvd.

McKinney, Texas 75069

Phone: (972) 562-0601

Parker County 

1504 Mineral Wells Hwy Ste A

Weatherford, Texas 76086

Phone: (817) 341-4516

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