Blood donor clinics in area next week

June 22, 2017   ·   0 Comments

National Blood Donor Week is typically a time to celebrate donors across the country, but this year, Canadian Blood Services reports a critical need for blood donations and is urging more Canadians to donate before July 1.

Locally, residents can sign up for clinics at Orangeville’s Best Western hotel next Monday or Shelburne’s Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex on Friday, June 30.

“Patients across the country need more donors to step forward for life-giving blood donations,” said Mark Donnison, vice president, donor relations. “We recently called on Canadians to fill more than 150,000 donation appointments by Canada’s 150th birthday to ensure that there is enough blood to meet patient needs throughout the summer. As of today, we’re not on track to meet that target, so we are pleading with Canadians to book an appointment to donate and replenish supplies before July 1.”

With last week’s launch of National Blood Donor Week, Canadian Blood Services is still urging Canadians to put blood donation at the top of their list of things to do.

Last year, it is estimated Canadian Blood Services helped more than 650,000 patients across the country through the products and services it provides; its support was possible thanks to the generosity of more than 785,000 donors (including blood, organ, stem cell and financial donors).

Some facts:

• ne in two Canadians will either need blood or know someone who will at some point in their lives.

• cross Canada, Canadian Blood Services must collect 16,000 units of blood every week.

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