(Dover, NH) - The severe weather over the past week has led to blood drive cancellations.

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The American Red Cross has issued an urgent alert for blood and platelet donors of all blood types.

January is National Blood Donor Month, and over the first 8 days, thousands of donations have gone uncollected because of the weather.

Visit redcrossblood.org to find a blood drawing near you.