Canadian Blood Services Deals With Blood Shortage

Canadian Blood Services is appealing for blood donors as supply levels fall.

Canadian Blood Services is in need of more blood donors as it deals with a critical blood shortage.  Nationally the blood supply is over 10,000 units short of what they like to see in their inventory.  Territory Manager Belinda Tomiyama tells CJOC News the Lethbridge donor clinic is booked solid until October 11th.  But after that there are still hundreds of appointments that need to be filled through until the end of the month.  Blood donations collected at local clinics will typically be transfused into a patient in need within five days.  To book an appointment you can call 1-888-2-DONATE (366283) - Tom Roulston
 
Belinda Tomiyama, Territory Manager/Donor Relations, Canadian Blood Services

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