Editorial: Donors needed to ease blood supply shortfall

Schools days, high school basketball games and wrestling matches aren’t the only schedules to be thrown a curveball this winter.

Snow, ice and frigid temperatures also have canceled potentially lifesaving blood drives.

Since Jan. 2, more than 1,000 Red Cross blood drives in 34 states and Washington, D.C., were canceled, resulting in about 35,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations, the agency said.

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