A snip out of today's Globe, in an article about the weekend snowstorm:
It's nice to see the little things getting noticed! There is one family who will never refer to MSP as AAA with a badge...State Police troopers, meanwhile, came to the rescue of a 50-year-old woman who showed up vomiting blood at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer at about 3 a.m. yesterday. Because she had a rare blood type, the hospital had to call the American Red Cross lab in Dedham to help her. Since dangerous road conditions had forced blood couriers off the roads, Red Cross officials called State Police, who dispatched a trooper from their Framingham barracks to make the 40-mile delivery, said Donna M. Morrissey, spokeswoman for American Red Cross Blood Services, New England Region.
Morrissey said the storm has made blood collection very difficult and reduced supplies in area blood banks to dangerously low levels in some of the more rare blood types. She urged any potential donors to call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to make an appointment to donate.