Red Cross Experiencing Blood Donation ‘Crisis’
SACRAMENTO -- The Red Cross says it is in a blood donation "crisis." 2017's hurricanes across the country, as well as wildfires in many states, including California, along with the current wintry weather on the East Coast has forced the nonprofit to cancel 150 blood drives. The Red Cross says because of the cancellations, 5,500 blood and platelet donations have gone uncollected.