BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) -- Blood donations are down because of winter weather across the country, and it's caused a shortage nationwide. Our David D’Aquin went to donate blood at Life Share Blood Center on North Boulevard.
As we found out, blood drives across the nation have been cancelled, and donations are needed desperately.
"Even here in Baton Rouge we canceled a few blood drives because of the ice and things that were going on, so obviously the blood donations have gone down, but usage has not," Denny Moore, Life Share Blood Center, explained.
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