Red Cross critically needs donors after winter weather adds to severe blood shortage – American Red Cross

Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage. Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to inclement winter weather, resulting in more than 10,500 blood and platelet donations going uncollected. (Source: American Red Cross)

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“Severe blood shortage:” Red Cross in critical need for blood, platelet donations – FOX6

Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to inclement winter weather, resulting in more than 10,500 blood and platelet donations going uncollected. (Source: FOX6)

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More Ottawa-area donors needed to avoid blood shortage, says Canadian Blood Services | CBC News Ottawa

Canadian Blood Services says it needs more donors in the Ottawa area if it wants to avoid a blood shortage in the capital region. The non-profit organization put out a national call for blood donations last week, saying winter storms caused donor clinics and appointments to be cancelled across the country. (Source: CBC News)

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Blood Bank of Alaska says complaint to FDA has no merit – KTVA Alaska

The complaint alleges the Blood Bank fell into financial trouble after it took out an unanticipated loan to finish a $45,000,000 new building. The complaint accuses the Blood Bank of trying to raise money to repay the loan by selling Alaskan’s blood to a blood bank in California and leaving the state with a shortage. After the complaint was filed, the Blood Bank launched an internal investigation led by three of its board members. Blood Bank CEO Robert Scanlon said the investigation concluded all of the allegations in the complaint were unfounded. (Source: KTVA Alaska)

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Employees file complaint against Blood Bank – Alaska Journal of Commerce

Alaska Blood Bank is shipping excess blood to California, for a fee – Alaska Dispatch Publishing

Blood Bank denies it put public at risk to boost finances – Alaska Public Media

The report released Friday includes detailed findings drawn from three recently conducted independent audits and employee interviews. The report was prepared by three investigators, all of whom are BBA board members. (Source: Alaska Public Media)

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Employees file complaint against Blood Bank – Alaska Journal of Commerce

Alaska Blood Bank is shipping excess blood to California, for a fee – Alaska Dispatch Publishing