Inclement weather impacting local blood supply

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Published: Feb 06 2013 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 07 2013 06:05:03 PM EST
BERN TWP., Pa. -

The hit-and-miss snowstorms have not been good for business at the blood bank.

Winter typically brings a slowdown in donations because many donors have to fight off the flu or other illnesses.

Inclement weather only makes the situation worse.

It's certainly taking a toll on the supply at the Miller-Keystone Blood Center in Bern Twp., Berks Co.

"Right now, it is low. Inclement weather that's coming up like tomorrow, we did cancel some drives. It'll be hard for donors to get in," said Michele Zurawski.

If you'd like to schedule a donation or find blood drive near you, go to Miller-Keystone's website -- giveapint.org.