Wintry weather has done more than alter the life of school schedules and event calendars.
It also has impacted an element of life itself — the area blood supply.
Leaders with the Columbus-based office of the American Red Cross said that because of blood drive cancellations, they have an urgent need for blood, especially O negative. Types O positive, A negative and B negative blood also are needed.
For more on this story, see Thursday's Republic.