Canadian Blood Services says it is in need of 22,000 donations by August 26.
Summer is typically when blood donations slow down for the organization, as many Canadians are enjoying time off and other seasonal activities.
“Giving blood is a lifesaving habit that will make a real difference in a stranger’s life,” says Rick Prinzen, Canadian Blood Services’ chief supply chain officer and vice-president of donor relations.
“New donors are fundamental to meeting Canada’s blood needs over the longer term. If every donor brings a friend to donate, or encourages others to give life, they can have a tremendous impact on the supply system.”
To schedule a donation, visit Blood.ca, download the GiveBlood app or call 1-888-2-DONATE to find a nearby donation site. Walk-in appointments are also available at all locations.