Although we are still tracking some light snow and icy/snow covered roads, the biggest concern for the morning will be the frigid temperatures. We are starting off with temperatures a few degrees above/below zero. Due to a breezy wind this morning, our wind chill, or what it "feels" like is well below zero. Please bundle up with numerous layers as you head out this morning. You will likely need to keep all the layers on hand throughout the day as highs reach the teens and low 20s with lingering flurries possible. For a full look at the weekend, click on the "Weather" tab.
Penrose-St. Francis Hospital is looking for blood donors.
They say blood supplies, particularly for types "O" and "A" positive, are running very low, less than half their normal levels. And it's not just that hospital.
Blood banks nationwide typically see a shortage this time of year as donors are out of town or too busy to make a stop.
About 3 quarters of the population have type "O" or "A" positive blood.
Penrose says they need 200 donors a week to maintain their inventory and welcome any types of donations.
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Source: http://18.104.22.168/donating/blood.htm (Blood Centers of the Pacific Web Site)
If you would like to donate blood or help with the donation process, visit your local American Red Cross