If you're tired of being stuck at home and feel like you want to help in some way, here is a good opportunity.



St. Joseph Health is down to two units of blood platelets which is only enough to help 2-3 people.

Because of the severe winter weather, the supply is running extremely low at St. Joseph Health in Bryan & College Station. St. Joseph Health is asking if you can safely travel to donate blood in the Brazos Valley to do so.

Paul Langston, Operations Manager for the laboratory at St. Joseph Health in Bryan, says the platelets they have available have come up against their expiration date.

"Blood platelets are a room temperature product, and they can't be refrigerated or frozen, and they only have a five-day shelf life from the point of donation," said Langston. "Donation centers have been closed all week as other businesses have, so we're really up against the wall."