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Blood Donors Urged to Roll Up Sleeves Ahead of Labour Day Weekend

Blood Donors Urged to Roll Up Sleeves Ahead of Labour Day Weekend

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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.

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Blood Donations Urgently Needed on the Prairies

Blood Donations Urgently Needed on the Prairies

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Canadian Blood Services is renewing its call for blood donations from the prairie provinces, particularly in Manitoba.

More than 300 appointments are still available before March 10. A spokesperson says recent winter weather in the province has also resulted in missed appointments.

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Blood Donors Needed as Summer Inventory Slides

Blood Donors Needed as Summer Inventory Slides

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A bag of blood is shown at a clinic in Montreal, Thursday, November 29, 2012. Canadian Blood Service is in need of 115,000 donations by Labour Day. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Canadian Blood Services put out an urgent call for 60,000 donors by July 1, but the need for blood is never-ending.

Cancer patients, accident victims, and people with blood disorders rely on blood transfusions every day.

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Canadian Blood Services Urges Winnipeg Donations

Canadian Blood Services Urges Winnipeg Donations

By Sarah Klein

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A new study suggests freshly donated blood is not better than older blood when it is transfused into severely ill patients. A bag of blood is shown at a clinic in Montreal, Thursday, November 29, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WINNIPEG — Canadian Blood Services has put the call out for local blood donations, which are used by hundreds of Canadian hospitals for patient care.

“Patients waiting for a transplant often need blood and blood products before and in some cases, even after the transplant,” said Susan Matsumoto, donor relations director of the prairie region.

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Blue Bombers Holding Blood Donation Drive

Blue Bombers Holding Blood Donation Drive

Winnipeg Blue Bombers LogoDonate blood? Get two tickets to Saturday’s Bombers game.

The football club has teamed up with Canadian Blood Services to hold a blood drive today at 777 William Avenue.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., anyone who shows up to roll up their sleeve and donate will receive two tickets to the next home game at Investors Group Field as the Bombers host the Toronto Argonauts (while quantities last).

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Pride Winnipeg Partners for Ally Blood Donor Clinic

Pride Winnipeg Partners for Ally Blood Donor Clinic

By David Klassen

Canadian Blood ServicesAn upcoming blood donor clinic in Winnipeg will raise awareness about the men who have had sex with men policy (MSM).

The Ally Blood Donor Clinic is a partnership between Pride Winnipeg and Canadian Blood Services. The clinic encourages eligible individuals (the ally) to donate blood on behalf of MSM individuals.

“While the MSM policy is seen as controversial amongst the LGBTTQ* community, Pride Winnipeg will continue to work with CBS on finding a way in which MSM individuals whom are not practicing high risk activities can donate blood in Canada,” said Jonathan Niemczak, president of Pride Winnipeg.

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Slow It Down — Blood Donors Not in High Demand

Slow It Down — Blood Donors Not in High Demand

By Roger Currie

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WINNIPEG — The history of blood in Canada is quite fascinating, and in recent days it has taken a very interesting turn. For decades, this country was the envy of the world. The Red Cross was hugely respected, and they were responsible for collecting blood from an army of volunteer donors. It was safe and reliable, and there always seemed to be enough to supply our medical needs.

Then came the tainted blood scandal of the 1980s and 90s. Many hemophiliacs and others died or became horribly ill after receiving blood that came from very bad places, like prisons in Arkansas when Bill Clinton was the governor. The Red Cross got out of the blood business, and Canadian Blood Services was created.

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