American Red Cross in need of donors after series of cancellations

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(WIVB) — The American Red Cross says there is an urgent need for blood donors after a number of cancellations.

The cancellations stemmed from cases of the flu and severe winter weather conditions.

According to the Red Cross, more than 16,500 blood and platelet donations went uncollected this month.

“The situation is considered critical,” they wrote.MORE | Learn more about donating blood here.

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