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Red Cross: Blood drive in Greenville Monday as winter weather causes serious need for donations

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The American Red Cross on Monday said blood banks were in urgent need of blood and platelet donations.

The disaster relief agency said the cold winter weather has led to a decline in donations. More than 150 blood drives have had to be canceled in January and more than 5,000 donations have gone uncollected.

Maya Franklin, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross said a blood donation drive would be held Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Red Cross office on Grove Road in Greenville.

“Donations are needed right now so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments,” Franklin stated in an e-mail.

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