Meriam Hurmiz

Give so others can live, club encourages blood donors

Even people ineligible to donate blood for any reason can help to increase the vital supply, says Courtney Cail.

The fourth-year biology student is president of the Young Blood Club, which encourages participation in the donor clinics of Canadian Blood Services.

“The need for blood is so high right now,” Cail says. “We’re having problems meeting hospital demand.”

Because she is unable to give blood herself for medical reasons, she says, she recruits. “I want people to donate on my behalf.”