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More Blood Donations Needed from Manitobans

May 9, 2012 8:38 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Canadian Blood Services needs donations from Manitobans after an unusually high rate of cancellations and missed appointments.

CBS says the Winnipeg area is the most affected by the unexpected no-shows, leaving 800 spots currently open at the blood donor clinic at 777 William Avenue.

Donors can book an appointment by visiting Blood.ca or calling 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283). More than 60,000 blood donations are collected from donors each year.

During a ceremony tonight at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, Canadian Blood Services will honour two donors at the Honouring our Lifeblood donor awards who have achieved 300 donations.