(Concord, NH) - The recent winter storms have again caused an urgent need for blood and platelet donations.

Credit: Daniel Cima
Courtesy: Red Cross

The weather impacts blood donations, and thousands of units have gone uncollected nationwide in the past week or so.

In New Hampshire, 5 bloods drive were cancelled causing the loss of 151 donations.

Contact the American Red Cross to arrange for a blood or platelet donation.