With the sever winter weather that has impacted a large portion of the country, comes a an increase in need for blood donations. According to the American Red Cross, there were more than 200 blood drives that had to be cancelled because of inclement winter weather.
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
Last week's devastating round of tornadoes in Kokomo, Indiana destroyed more than 350 homes, leaving families in the area to pick up the pieces. The American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana is asking for your help so these families can begin to put their lives back together.
The American Red Cross is offering their "Backpacks for Military Kids" program once again this year. They have over 600 backpacks full of school supplies ready to distribute. Find out how to get yours.