CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Blood donations are needed after the severe weather that affected the Heartland.
According to the Red Cross, severe winter weather forced the cancellation of seven blood drives in Missouri and southern Illinois, resulting in a shortfall of about 270 expected blood donations over four days.
You can donate blood by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
All types are needed especially, types O negative, B negative and A negative. Platelet donations are also needed as they must be transfused within in five days of donation and must be constantly replenished.