Tulsa Red Cross: Need For Blood Doesn't Take A Snow Day

Friday, January 21st 2011, 5:30 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Thursday's winter weather put a kink in blood donations. Now, the Tulsa chapter of the American Red Cross is working to re-stock its shelves with a blood drive at Woodland Hills Mall.

Spokeswoman Jan Hale says the Red Cross lost 300 units of blood Thursday because people just didn't want to get out to donate in the snow and ice.

Hale says after-holiday donations have been steady, but she wants to sound the alarm now before their supply gets critically low.

"Every two seconds somebody in the country needs blood, and the need for blood doesn't take a snow day. Someone needed it yesterday, even though school was out. Someone needs it today," Hale said.

The Red Cross will be in Dillard's Court out at Woodland Hills Mall Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. And on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.