LA CROSSE, Wis. -

A snowy winter caused problems for blood donations during the past few months.

Several blood drives were cancelled this winter due to snow storms, causing the blood supply to be low at times.

To help increase donations the Western Technical College Student Nursing Association organized a blood drive Thursday. This is one of two blood drives the student nurses organize every year. While the students don't draw the blood the experience encourages team work.

The Blood Center of Wisconsin says events like this are important because there is always a need for blood.