basements aren't the only the damage the two hurricanes brought to our area. The heavy rains slowed down blood donations
to the American Red Cross. Due to the
weather, many donation sites were forced to cancel their blood drives. The Site
Supervisor at the New Hartford Red Cross says collections are very low right
now. They need people to come in and donate blood or platelets so that they can
provide for those in need.
lot of people that I've known just don't recognize the need until they know
people that are in need of it," said Matthew Christiano of the New Hartford Red
Cross. He says
it takes about 30 minutes to give blood, and 2 hours to give platelets. Christiano suggests
calling ahead to make an appointment if you're interested in donating.