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Snowstorm Hurt Red Cross Blood Donations

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FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ The American Red Cross is seeking blood donations, saying the fierce winter storm caused the cancellation of hundreds of blood drives along the East Coast.

Red Cross regions in the southeast reported that more than 6,000 blood donations could not be collected. In the northeast, Red Cross regions had lost more than 2,200 blood donations.

Donna Morrissey, a spokeswoman for American Red Cross Blood Services in the northeast, asked eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood.

Atlanta has been struggling to recover four days after it got its share of the storm, which moved up north and dumped two feet or more in areas of New England.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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