Harsh winter causes greater need for blood donations

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)-- The Red Cross says this harsh winter has created a greater need for blood donations.

A blood drive was held at Chippewa Falls High School Friday as part of National American Red Cross Month.

The Red Cross says there's been a big increase in the amount of disasters from fires and power outages because of the severe winter weather that hit most of the nation this year. Red Cross blood drives across several states were also forced to cancel in January and February because of the weather, resulting in more than 50,000 canceled donations.

Volunteers in Chippewa Falls told us it feels good to be able to help.

"I've just enjoyed volunteering my whole life and this is one opportunity that I can kind of give back to my community and help the donors and the Red Cross," said Chi-Hi Junior, Noah Mutter-Schult.

For information on blood drives or other ways to donate, click on the attached link.

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