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Red Cross seeing fewer blood donations

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The severe weather that we've seen this month has caused the Red Cross to cancel more than 300 blood drives nationwide.

Here in Roanoke, two small drives have been canceled.

Steve Lovelace, Manager of Donor Recruitment, says the organization has also seen less people coming out to donate.

As of January 13th, our region has collected 300 less units less this month than last year.

Lovelace predicts our region will fall several hundred units short of it's 4,000 unit goal this month.

If you would like to donate or arrange a drive, visit http://www.redcross.org/va/roanoke.