Canadian Blood Services is urging Canadians to help meet patients’ needs this summer by donating blood and by encouraging others to roll up their sleeves as well.
With people away or busy with other activities, there tend to be fewer donations, making summer one of the most challenging times for Canada’s blood system.
More than 23,000 donors are urgently needed this summer to ensure patients continue to have access to the blood and blood products they need.
Canadians who are unable to give blood can encourage others in their networks to give blood on their behalf. Making an appointment to donate has never been easier.
To book an appointment today, locate a clinic, check for eligibility and more, Canadians can download the GiveBlood app available on iOS or Android or visit blood.ca.