The winter season is usually tough, but severe winter storms have been making it even harder, forcing the Red Cross to cancel blood drives throughout the region.
In North Carolina alone, 23 blood drives were cancelled or closed early due to last week's winter storm, with almost 600 uncollected donations.
As a result, the organization is ramping up its local commemorations of National Blood Donor Month for January like the red smokestacks at the Quarry.
"The need is constant, and hospital patients don't get a vacation from blood transfusions, " explained Red Cross Communications Manager Sue Thesenga. The weather cancellations are in addition to seasonal illnesses, such as the flu and hectic holiday schedules that contributed to more than 28,000 fewer donations than what the Red Cross needed in November and December.
Record Low Unemployment In The State And Country
The county unemployment rates for November 2017 will be published on Thursday, December 28th, at 1:30pm CT. The state's annual employment growth was 2.7 percent, making for 91 consecutive months of annual growth.
Maine Unemployment Rate 3.3 Percent in November
There were 60,700 more people working in Maryland in November than a year earlier, a gain of 2.2 percent. Delaware's unemployment rate also remains above the nation's jobless rate, which was 4.1% for November.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute says it is in serious need of O-negative blood donors.
The Red Cross encourages individuals to make a donation appointment and to complete a RapidPass online health history questionnaire to help speed up the donation process. She says blood is a perishable product, and you can donate every 56 days. Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) may be eligible to donate, although there are height and weight restrictions for people 16 to 18 years old.
The agency also needs type O negative blood, which is a universal blood type that anyone can receive.
About the American Red Cross:The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides global humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.
But when Apple was asked how Collins' reassurance had affected him, Apple said the safety hadn't done what he said. The Giants , who are 2-13 this season, mercifully play the last game of their season on Sunday.
More hilariously, he urges them to come to the realization that he's actually not "their" president, but rather that of the rich. In a teaser for the new special, Chappelle's jokes for Equanimity seem to largely revolve around economic and social issues.
Methuen historian Joe Bella places a wreath as part of Wreaths Across America Day at Hilldale Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 16. By 2008, more than 300 locations were sites for wreath-laying, with more than 100,000 placed on veterans' graves.
Doctors treating Erica Garner have declared her brain dead with no chance of recovery, according to the New York Daily News . She has been in a coma since then, it said. "She's not gone, she's brain dead", Garner's heartbroken mother explained.
Financial terms weren't disclosed, though analysts estimated the value of the deal at around 27 billion kronor ($3.3 billion). This move by Geely continues the company's trend of acquisitions over the last few years.
She said Sessions' directive "simply gives prosecutors the tools to take on large-scale distributors and enforce federal law". In his memo Sessions said, "Prosecutors should follow the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutors".
Coming on today's meeting, Faisal said Jadhav and his family have expressed gratitude to Pakistani officials for the meeting. On the question why a glass wall was put between them during the meeting, he said it was done "for security reasons".
WYMT reports that Lorraine Saylor was putting out bird seed in her yard when she and her husband were attacked by two pit bulls. The caller said that his brother and sister-in-law were attacked by two of their neighbor's dogs.
They are showing me great commitment, great behaviours. "Do the recent results against them give us extra motivation? Yes". My players are clever (enough) to go game by game not listen to these rumours - and a lot of them aren't true".
Maybe, the Orioles and their top-end closer can come to some sort of a common ground after news of this devastating injury broke. If the Orioles did have the depth to withstand a significant injury, it was in their deep, late-inning bullpen arsenal.
Serena Williams Pulls Out Of Australian Open
Few players have successfully bounced back after giving birth, and even fewer have managed to go on to win Grand Slam titles. In January past year , Serena won the Australian Open for an Open-Era record seventh time, defeating her sister Venus.
Comedian Jerry Van Dyke Dies at 86
It's said that the actor's health has been on the decline since being involved in a serious vehicle accident about two-years ago. Nelson in the aforementioned Coach (pictured right), which aired for nine seasons between 1989-1997.
HMD Global upgrades Nokia 6 smartphone for China launch
In other words, the Nokia 6 (2018) won't be a huge upgrade from the existing Nokia 6 , so users should not expect major changes. Some rumors claimed it would sport an 18:9 display , but it looks like HMD plans on having that feature debut on the Nokia 9.
At Least 12 Dead in Fire Near Fordham in the Bronx
A 28-year-old soldier who's been missing since the fire, Emmanuel Mensah, is desperately being sought by family and friends. And the Thursday night blaze was New York City's deadliest since a blaze at a Bronx club killed 87 people in 1990.
Echo Dot tops Amazon's holiday sales season
On Prime Video, the most-watched TV season over the holidays was Amy Sherman-Palladino's "The Marvelous Mrs. The most popular item viewed with AR view throughout this holiday season was a black chair with ottoman.
CHP Officer Died When Struck By Drunken Driver
His partner, Jonathan Velasquez, survived the wreck with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Asst. All three suffered injuries and were rushed by ambulances to local hospitals.
Arsenal come out fighting in festive thriller
Alexis Sanchez , Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil all struck, putting the Gunners 3-2 in front in incredible circumstances. Sanchez, Xhaka and Ozil - villains for varying reasons on but on this night they swept Arsenal back into contention.
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Revealed
Based on the images provided, the Cherokee gets a minor nip and tuck in both the front and rear fascias. This isn't necessarily a bad thing given the rest of the design wasn't much of an issue prior.
Turning Cooler Tomorrow & Thursday
After the morning fog burns off, we will have clouds building in through the day with one or two isolated showers this afternoon. Despite the cooler interlude, we should be able to maintain partly to mostly sunny skies, so soak up the solstice sunshine.