‘Critical Need’ for Blood Donations in Canada

Canadian Blood Services says it has a “critical need” for donors to replenish its inventory. The agency is supposed to have enough units of blood to meet its needs for a period of five to eight days, but director of donor relations, says current supplies are much lower. Only two and three days of O negative and they need all blood types. The organization has called for 150,000 donations across Canada by July 1 to ensure there’s enough blood to meet patient’s needs throughout the summer. For example, car crash patients might need the equivalent of approximately 50 donations, while patients with leukemia need the equivalent of eight donations a week. Canadian Blood Services is now promoting its National Blood Donor Week, now till June 17th. During National Blood Donor Week, as well as during the summer long weekends, Canadian Blood Services are also offering Canada 150 collector pins to anyone who visits a blood donation clinic……. Ed

Source: CTVNews / Photo: /istock

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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