By Sarah Klein
A 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.