The severe winter weather out east has created an urgent need for blood and platelet donations nationally. Since January 1st more than 300 blood drives across 20 states have resulted in more than 9,500 donations uncollected.
It's hard not to panic during an emergency situation, but the American Red Cross has found a way to put our minds at ease when faced with an emergency. The organization recently launched its new Emergency App which gives you instant access to weather alerts, life-saving information and ways to contact family and friends.
The American Red Cross is asking you to become an everyday hero during Red Cross Month. For over 70 years members of the American Red Cross have been helping those in need and are asking for your help to serve others in your community.