NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – After the snow storm cancelled most blood drives in the Tri-State area, authorities are issuing an urgent call for donations.
The area’s blood supply is typically low this time of year and the storm has made matters worse, Harvey Schaffler with the New York Blood Center told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.READ MORE: Connecticut Man Who Tested Positive For Omicron Variant Resting At Home With Mild Symptoms, Gov. Lamont Says
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“It’s the largest loss of blood drives and related blood donations since Sandy. Basically, people are home and dealing with the effects of the storm and blood donation is not yet back on the mind,” he said.READ MORE: Bob Dole, Former Senate GOP Leader And Presidential Nominee, Dies At 98