WAKE FOREST — Recent winter storms have led to a severe blood shortage, according to an American Red Cross advisory.
Since the beginning of January, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in more than 600 blood drive cancelations, and nearly 20,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations.
Locally, the following blood drives are scheduled so far this month:
•Novant Health Franklin Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive, Louisburg, Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To sign up, call Kathryn Knight at 919-497-8460 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Knights of Columbus at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church cafeteria, 520 W. Holding Ave., Wake Forest, Friday, Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
To make an appointment or for more information, call Hank Pierwola at 919-556-3619 or e-mail email@example.com.