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Winter weather impacts Big Country blood supply

Published On: Nov 25 2013 08:04:41 PM CST
Meek Blood Center - Abilene
ABILENE, Texas -

Four days of bad weather have led to vehicle accidents and cancelled blood drives.  The accidents helped deplete blood supplies at some of the areas smaller hospitals.

Add to that the Meek Blood Center will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday , and it's put even more pressure on the Big Country blood supply, which is handled by Meek.

Tuesday and Wednesday, the blood center is asking for your help to build up a supply for the Thanksgiving holiday.

To give blood you have to weigh at least 120 pounds and be in good health. To find out more, you can call the Meek Blood Center at (325) 670-2798. You can give at the Meek Blood Center, 1150 N. 18th Street near Hendrick Medical Center.