Canadian Blood Services is renewing its call for blood donations between now and Labour Day in Manitoba.
CBS forecasts a need for 51,000 appointments across the country, including 7,000 in Manitoba. The slower summer months and constant hospital demand has also put a strain on the supply.
Blood Signal clinics will run the month of August in select locations and continue until September 3. The Blood Signal is a call to action for Canadians to rally together and book a blood donation when the need is greatest.
To book an appointment, visit Blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
The Winnipeg blood donor clinic is located at 777 William Avenue, while the Brandon blood donor clinic can be found at 800 Rosser Avenue (The Town Centre). Mobile clinic locations for rural donors can be found at Blood.ca.