cold http://news.stlpublicradio.org en As Snow Melts, Red Cross Calls for Blood Donations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/snow-melts-red-cross-calls-blood-donations <p></p><p>The American Red Cross is asking donors to help replenish the St. Louis region’s blood supply after snow and frigid weather prevented blood collection for several days.</p><p>Red Cross spokesman Dan Fox says snow and cold across the country have led to a shortfall in donations.</p><p>“Here in the Missouri-Illinois region over the past five or six days, we’ve had to cancel more than 30 blood drives because of the weather,” Fox says. “And as a result of that, we’re seeing a shortfall of close to 900 units of blood and platelets.”</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:02:39 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 32956 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Snow Melts, Red Cross Calls for Blood Donations Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officials-urge-caution-during-cold-weather <p></p><p><strong>Updated at 5:50 p.m. Monday with information from latest city briefing</strong></p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Kelly MacNeil, The Associated Press, Julie Bierach & WSIU 32774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather