Canadian Blood Services says donors are needed after 'weather bomb' disrupts service

The recent "weather bomb" in Atlantic Canada has disrupted blood collection in the region. 

Canadian Blood Services says donors are needed to help replenish blood supplies after severe weather forced the cancellation of blood collection events in five communities last week. 

The organization says as a result they were unable to collect around 400 blood donations.

Peter MacDonald, director of donor relations for Canadian Blood Services' Atlantic region, says it's important to replenish the supply as soon as possible, so the organization can be prepared for any future impact severe weather might have on blood collection. 

Community blood drives will be taking place in Truro tomorrow through to Friday and in Amherst on January 22nd and 23rd.