Blood donations needed after snow, ice cancel donation events

Blood donations needed after snow, ice cancel donation events
A hospital corpsman with the Blood Donor Team from Portsmouth Naval Hospital takes samples of blood from a donor for testing. (US Navy/Wikimedia Commons)

Blood donations are down in Western Washington after the snowfall, and volunteers are needed.

On Monday when snow blanketed the area, Bloodworks Northwest was down 115 donations by 12:30 p.m..

At least three blood drives were cancelled on Monday and others were delayed. National blood levels are already at a critically low level making it difficult for local officials to import blood from other areas of the nation, Bloodworks staff said.

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