National blood inventory in critical condition

As a result of the desperate need for donated blood, CBS has extended this Friday's clinic in Chilliwack by one hour.

  • Sep. 30, 2014 4:00 p.m.

As a result of critically low blood donation numbers

Canadian Blood Services is appealing to all eligible donors to make a blood donation immediately to increase Canada’s critically low blood inventory. All blood donors are needed, in particular those with type O and A blood.

As a result of the desperate need for donated blood, CBS has extended this Friday’s clinic in Chilliwack by one hour, and 25 donation times need to be filled. The clinic will now run from noon to 6 p.m. at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel.

Additionally, there are still 50 appointments open to donate on Oct. 13, which is Thanksgiving Monday. That clinic runs from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Coast Hotel.

In recent months extremely low attendance at blood donor clinics across Canada in combination with the constant need for blood has caused the national inventory to be used faster than it can be replenished. This has created the lowest national blood inventory since 2008.

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

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