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Winter Weather Hurting Blood Supplies

All the snow and cold has canceled many blood drives, and closed blood centers across the state. Normally, they need 550-units a day to stock 60 some Indiana hospitals, but supplies are running low. This Friday, the Indiana Blood Center is teaming up with the Girls Scouts for the second annual "Thin Mints for a Cause." Anyone who donates blood will get a free box of the cookies while supplies last. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Terre Haute Blood Center at (812) 238-2495.
This winter weather is also affecting our blood -- supply that is. 

All the snow and cold has canceled many blood drives, and closed Indiana Blood Centers across the state.

Normally, they need 550-units a day to stock 60 some Indiana hospitals, but supplies are running low.

Luckily, Rose-Hulman's drive was still going strong on Wednesday, and officials are hoping for donors to help boost that dwindling stock:

 "It's a big stress on the blood center as a whole because when we don't have those units then it's a struggle to supply the hospitals and that puts the well being of everybody at risk. We really need people to come out, especially the rest of the week to donate and try to make up for that so we can be sure we have the supply when there is a need," said Andrea Silvers, blood collection supervisor.

This Friday, the Indiana Blood Center is teaming up with the Girls Scouts for the second annual "Thin Mints for a Cause."

Anyone who donates blood will get a free box of the cookies while supplies last.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Terre Haute Blood Center at (812) 238-2495.

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