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Manitoba Blood Donors Needed Throughout Summer

July 28, 2011 6:41 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Canadian Blood Services has put a call out for Manitoba donors heading into the long weekend.

Summer is generally slower for blood donations, with many people on vacation and not necessarily thinking about donating.

Consistent hospital demand and lower than expected collections this summer are drawing down on national inventory levels.

From July 25 through September 3, more than 6,800 blood donations need to be collected in Manitoba. Currently, there are 4,500 donation appointments are still available in the next six weeks.

To book an appointment, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-866-236-6283).