Greater Need for Blood Donations During the Summer

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 or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).


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