Canadian Blood Services in need of more donations in Toronto

Community May 18, 2017 City Centre Mirror

Canadian Blood Services is appealing to Torontonians to roll up their sleeves to help save lives.

The organization needs 150,000 more blood donations by Saturday, July 1.

“Canadian Blood Services boosts the blood supply every spring to prepare for the summer, when routines are disrupted as regular donors join the thousands of Canadians who head outdoors or out of town to enjoy the warm weather,” the organization said in a statement appealing for donations.

“This year, a stormy winter and a wet spring have left inventory levels lower than normal. That means there’s enough blood on the shelves to meet patient needs today, but supplies need to increase before the summer months.”

Spring donations help ensure cancer patients, accident victims and people with blood disorders get life-saving blood transfusions during the summer when donations drop.

“For patients, the demand for blood never takes a holiday,” Michael Betel, director of donor relations in Ontario, said in the statement. “We need 16,000 blood donations every week to stock our shelves and continue to help patients throughout the summer.”

The greatest need is for Type O blood, but donations of all blood types are required.

Donors can visit www.blood.ca for donation information or head to one of these upcoming donation clinics in Toronto:

• 163 King St. W. from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24; and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25.

• 67 College St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23; and 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25.

• 55 Bloor St. W. from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 26; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27.

Canadian Blood Services in need of more donations in Toronto

Organization needs 150,000 more donations by July 1

Community May 18, 2017 City Centre Mirror

Canadian Blood Services is appealing to Torontonians to roll up their sleeves to help save lives.

The organization needs 150,000 more blood donations by Saturday, July 1.

“Canadian Blood Services boosts the blood supply every spring to prepare for the summer, when routines are disrupted as regular donors join the thousands of Canadians who head outdoors or out of town to enjoy the warm weather,” the organization said in a statement appealing for donations.

“This year, a stormy winter and a wet spring have left inventory levels lower than normal. That means there’s enough blood on the shelves to meet patient needs today, but supplies need to increase before the summer months.”

Spring donations help ensure cancer patients, accident victims and people with blood disorders get life-saving blood transfusions during the summer when donations drop.

“For patients, the demand for blood never takes a holiday,” Michael Betel, director of donor relations in Ontario, said in the statement. “We need 16,000 blood donations every week to stock our shelves and continue to help patients throughout the summer.”

The greatest need is for Type O blood, but donations of all blood types are required.

Donors can visit www.blood.ca for donation information or head to one of these upcoming donation clinics in Toronto:

• 163 King St. W. from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24; and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25.

• 67 College St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23; and 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25.

• 55 Bloor St. W. from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 26; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27.

Canadian Blood Services in need of more donations in Toronto

Organization needs 150,000 more donations by July 1

Community May 18, 2017 City Centre Mirror

Canadian Blood Services is appealing to Torontonians to roll up their sleeves to help save lives.

The organization needs 150,000 more blood donations by Saturday, July 1.

“Canadian Blood Services boosts the blood supply every spring to prepare for the summer, when routines are disrupted as regular donors join the thousands of Canadians who head outdoors or out of town to enjoy the warm weather,” the organization said in a statement appealing for donations.

“This year, a stormy winter and a wet spring have left inventory levels lower than normal. That means there’s enough blood on the shelves to meet patient needs today, but supplies need to increase before the summer months.”

Spring donations help ensure cancer patients, accident victims and people with blood disorders get life-saving blood transfusions during the summer when donations drop.

“For patients, the demand for blood never takes a holiday,” Michael Betel, director of donor relations in Ontario, said in the statement. “We need 16,000 blood donations every week to stock our shelves and continue to help patients throughout the summer.”

The greatest need is for Type O blood, but donations of all blood types are required.

Donors can visit www.blood.ca for donation information or head to one of these upcoming donation clinics in Toronto:

• 163 King St. W. from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24; and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25.

• 67 College St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23; and 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25.

• 55 Bloor St. W. from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24; 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 26; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27.