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During Red Cross Month, the Chicago area Red Cross is calling on people to donate blood to help replenish supplies after a brutal winter.


Severe winter hurt local blood supply

by Ashley Hickey
Mar 6, 2014


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Aaron Schau donates blood at the Loyola University Center for Fitness in Maywood, Ill. He became a blood donor after a blood transfusion saved his mother's life two years ago.

March is national Red Cross Month, and the Chicago area Red Cross is calling on people to donate blood. Fresh blood is needed to help replenish the local supply, which was diminished after severe winter weather forced the Red Cross to cancel blood drives earlier this year.