Over the last year there has been a widespread shortage of blood donation in Canada.
Summer is a particularly difficult time as people are away on vacation and such.
CTV News released an informative article in August about the crisis. Please read it here.
“Giving blood is a lifesaving habit that will make a real difference in a stranger’s life,” Rick Prinzen, Canadian Blood Services’ chief supply chain officer, said Monday in a statement. “If every donor brings a friend to donate, or encourages others to give life, they can have a tremendous impact on the supply system.”
If you are wondering where to donate you can go to the Canadian Blood Services website and do a search for the nearest clinic. Click here to search for a clinic.
Not sure you can donate? Click here to read the eligibility requirements.
There are some recent changes to these requirements. Click here for a summary of these changes.
Okey Dokey! Now you are well informed. Please get out there and donate! Bring a friend or 3. :-)