40 more blood donors needed at Surrey clinic
This Easter long weekend, Canadian Blood Services is hunting for more donors to give blood for those in need.
Canadian Blood Services needs 40 more donors to book appointments to donate at the Surrey clinic on Friday, April 6 in order to meet hospital demand. Since it takes many donors to treat one patient, these 40 donors represent the needs of five leukemia patients over the course of just one week.
Long weekends can be a difficult time of year to collect blood. With people out of their normal routines, spending time away and with family, blood donation can become a last priority. However, blood is needed every minute of every day across Canada.
Book an appointment today to help reach the target of collecting 53 blood donations at the next Surrey blood donor clinic on Friday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at #10-6830 King George Blvd.
Call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca for more information or to book an appointment to donate.
Appointments are recommended to help reduce clinic line-ups and waiting times. Those donors who already have scheduled appointments are encouraged to honour their appointment.
Healthy people can donate blood every 56 days at the age of 17. First-time donors after the age of 61, or regular donors who want to continue donating after their 71st birthday will need to consult their doctor for medical permission to donate.
For more information about donor eligibility, visit blood.ca/eligibility or call 1-888-2-DONATE.