Blood donations at a critical low - 4000 appointments needed between now and the end of October.

News 100 redBy Staff

September 26, 2014



Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood—in most cases, blood from more than just one generous donor.

Someone undergoing treatment for leukemia, for example, may require blood and blood products from up to eight donors a week. That’s why Canadian Blood Services continues to work with partners and members of communities from coast to coast to Rally Together to Save Lives, because collectively, blood donations have a positive impact on patients and their families.

Blood donour sign Kristen

Kristen McEachern, territory manager for Canadian Blood Services in Burlington needs to book 4000 appointments between now and the end of October. Help her out.

Making a blood donation this fall helps ensure an adequate supply for patients. Bring a friend or family member to donate with you. You can book an appointment online at or by calling 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283).

Last week, the Burlington Blood Donor Clinic has hit an all-time low in terms of booked appointments. They have 807 spots to fill – just 400 have been filled thus far Canadian Blood services is putting out the call to remind people from across the region who are eligible to donate to come in and donate.

Between now and the end of October they need to have over 4000 appointments booked to keep up with demand. They need donors to come to Burlington Clinic to help meet the need of patients. Key dates: Monday September 29th 8am-12pm, Tuesday September 30th 11am-7pm & Thursday October 2nd 11am-7pm.

Higher than expected cancellations and no shows have put a strain on the national inventory – patients rely on this supply.

In the longer term they would like to book group appointments to help us fill the gap. Between now and the end of October they need to have over 4000 appointments booked to keep up with demand.

Contact Kristen McEachern at 905-546-7203, if you are interested in booking group appointments. Complimentary transportation provided for group.

They need the Burlington community to rally together; it takes many donors to help save a hospital patient. Every donor makes a difference.


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