Red Cross makes appeal for blood donations

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Red Cross says Missouri is one of 25 states facing a drop in blood supplies. Officials say bad weather across the country caused the drop in donations, as donors couldn’t use the roads to reach blood donation centers.

At least 30 blood drives were cancelled because of the bad weather over the last week.  Twelve donation centers in Missouri and Illinois are appealing for blood donations and extending donation hours.