Blood donors needed this weekend to ensure patients have the blood they need

By Staff

July 22nd, 2023



The Canadian Blood Service is asking donors to book and keep their appointments  – inventory has reached levels of concern

They are asking Canadians to come together this weekend and book appointments to donate blood.

Giving back in a very real way – donations are needed now – inventory is low.

The latest blood inventory levels going into the weekend are concerning, and many blood types are needed, especially O-Negative, O-Positive, B-Negative, A-Negative and A-Positive.

Current inventory levels can be tracked on The need for blood products never stops, and we’re asking Canadians to make all the difference by booking and keeping lifesaving appointments to donate blood.

Ontario currently needs to fill 5,000 appointments to meet sufficient inventory levels for the rest of July.

Cancer patients, accident victims, and people with immunodeficiency, autoimmune and neurological disorders rely on blood, platelets, and plasma donations every day.

Appointments are required. Same day appointments are available every day at many donor centres and community events across the country.

Book now on, use the GiveBlood app or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283).

New and returning donors are asked to book and keep their donation appointments.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please cancel it so that someone can take your place or re-book into the following month.

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