According to the Red Cross, Sandy forced them to cancel over 300 blood drives. Those cancellations have led to a shortfall of more than 12,200 blood and platelet donations across 14 states.
"Right now Sandy cut down a lot of Red Cross centers so a lot of us are taking extra so we can send them to those areas cause we need to keep up with the hospital demand," says Linda Utter, a collection specialist with the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is currently looking for all blood types. To see if you are eligible to donate, click here.