CBS looking to fill more than 50 blood donor appointments for Friday

Canadian Blood Services is looking to fill more than 50 appointments for this Friday's blood donor clinic in Chilliwack.

Canadian Blood Services is looking to fill more than 50 appointments for this Friday's blood donor clinic in Chilliwack

Canadian Blood Services is in great need of donors for this Friday’s clinic and is hoping people will roll up their sleeves to help.

In recognition of National Blood Donor Week, CBS is looking to fill more than 50 appointments for this Friday’s blood donor clinic in Chilliwack, which is less than 40 per cent full.

As a result of two clinics being cancelled in April due to the measles outbreak, some clinics in June currently have very few appointments filled.

Canadian Blood Services is experiencing a notable decrease in donations heading into the summer months. Although donations traditionally dip heading into June, the national inventory is the lowest it has been in more than five years at this time of year.

“There are 33,000 appointments (across Canada) that need to be filled before the end of June,” says Mark Donnison, vice president of donor relations. “Every donation counts.”

One blood donation can help to save up to three lives.

Friday’s clinic takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at Broadway Church (46611 Maple Ave.).

People must be 17 years of age or older to donate and weigh a minimum of 110 lbs.

To book a blood donor appointment, download the GiveBlood app, visit  blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

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