Blood center says it desperately needs donors
Blood centers in southwest Missouri are feeling the pain of the winter storms this month.
Several blood drives have had to be cancelled because of the bad weather, causing a shortage of blood.
The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is currently on a code yellow alert for O negative and A negative blood. That code means there is less than a two day reserve supply of blood for use by area patients.
Four-hundred potential donations have been lost so far due to the harsh winter season.