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Red Cross short on blood donations due to weather

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The American Red Cross is calling on blood donors to come forward as nearly 300 blood drives around the country have been cancelled because of severe weather.

The Red Cross especially needs platelet donors and people with Types O, Type A Negative, and Type B Negative blood.

Local Red Cross Blood Centers are extending their hours. From Jan. 10 through Jan. 20, the donation centers below will open 30 minutes early Tuesday through Thursday and stay open an extra 30 minutes Friday through Monday.

Extended hours:
Oakland Blood Donation Center
Pleasant Hill Blood Donation Center
Pleasanton Blood Donation Center
Newark Blood Donation Center
San Jose Blood Donation Center


Donation opportunities:
Jan. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sports Basement, 610 Old Mason St. in San Francisco

Jan. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northridge Mall, 796 Northridge Mall in Salinas

Jan. 9 from noon to 6 p.m.
Laurel Ridge Community Church, 2459 Laurel Road in Oakley

Jan. 9 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church 8455 Wren Avenue in Gilroy

Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Drive in Aptos

Jan. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Calvary Church, 16330 Los Gatos Boulevard in Los Gatos

Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Berkeley Espresso, 1900 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley

Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Stone Church of Willow Glen, 1937 Lincoln Avenue in San Jose

Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Anthony Church, 1535-16th Avenue in Oakland

Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Starbucks, 1540 Fitzgerald Drive in Pinole

Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
King City Recreation Center, 401 Division Street in King City

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