The Berkshire County chapter of the American Red Cross is not currently accepting any donations specifically for the Boston Marathon bombing.
"Right now, the American Red Cross has what it needs to support this event both financially and with an adequate local blood supply," said Dan Leaks, the regional director of Communications for the American Red Cross of Central and Western Massachusetts.
She said monetary donations to assist those affected by the bombing should instead go to The One Fund Boston, formed by Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. For more information, visit www.theonefundboston.org.
The American Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 a year throughout the country, according to Leaks. Blood donations can still be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting www.redcrossblood.org.
"There is currently enough blood on the shelves to [meet] the patient needs, but there is always a need in the future," Leaks said in an email.
"Also we ask that you consider contacting your local chapter to be trained in First Aid and CPR so you can be ready for the next disaster."