While every minute of every day someone in Canada needs blood, many Canadians may not realize they are eligible to donate it.
Canadian Blood Services has made a number of changes to its donation criteria and invites anyone interested to check the latest information.
Blood donations are needed for chemotherapy treatments, trauma victims, cardiac surgeries, and organ transplants — procedures that all routinely take place every day. A campus donor clinic to help meet that need on Tuesday, March 26, is open to the public.
It will run 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the student centre’s Commons area. Walk-in donors are welcome, but appointments will better accommodate donors’ working schedules. To book an appointment, call 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
As with previous clinics, the Department of Human Resources encourages all eligible employees to participate in this worthwhile process and asks any employees who wish to donate to make the necessary arrangements with their supervisors regarding the possibility of extended lunch or break periods.