Stratford mom donates blood as supply hits critical low

The American Red Cross says the Connecticut blood supply is still at a critical low. It says there's not even enough blood to get area hospitals through the next week of trauma cases and scheduled surgeries. So on Friday, News 12 Connecticut's Health Reporter Gillian Neff took on the job of mom while a Stratford mother of three got to a blood drive. Lora Varvella says she is very interested in giving blood, and that the low supply concerns her because who knows what can happen and who might need it.To Varvella's disappointment, she couldn't give blood Friday due to a low iron count but she says she says she will definitely try again. Click here to find a blood donation center in your neighborhood.

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