Home » News » Greater Need for Blood Donations During the Summer

Greater Need for Blood Donations During the Summer

June 25, 2014 12:20 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

Canadian Blood ServicesA drop in blood donations during the summer has Canadian Blood Services urging Canadians to roll up their sleeves.

“With the holiday falling mid-week this year, we’re seeing fewer appointments booked and a higher number of cancellations around Canada Day,” said Mark Donnison, vice-president of donor relations. “This is particularly challenging because many regular donors are planning to take an extra-long weekend.”

CBS says more fatalities occur on Canadian roads during the summer months, increasing the need for blood to help save the life of someone involved in a car crash.

All blood donors are needed, in particular those with type O and A blood.

The Winnipeg blood donor clinic is located at 777 William Avenue and operates:

Monday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To book an appointment, download the GiveBlood app, visit Blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).