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App Makes Donating Blood More Convenient

May 13, 2014 7:48 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

Canadian Blood ServicesA new smartphone app allows blood donors to quickly and easily schedule a donation appointment and find the nearest location to do so.

The GiveBlood app (iTunes) is from Canadian Blood Services and is available now in the App Store and in Google Play.

“It takes many donors to save a life — as many as five donors to help just one person in cancer treatment,” said Mark Donnison, vice-president of donor relations. “The GiveBlood App makes it faster and easier for donors to rally around patients, especially during Blood Signal. We’re embracing new technology to make it more convenient for donors to connect with us.”

CBS says there’s a need for more first-time and current blood donors to give before and after Victoria Day. While there is a continuous need for all blood types, there is always a greater need for blood donors with O negative blood.

Blood donors can also make appointments by visiting Blood.ca or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).