On-campus blood donor clinic to address summer shortage

Did you know it takes up to 50 blood donors to help a victim of a car accident? During the summer, Canadian Blood Services needs almost 200,000 donors to give blood to meet patient and hospital demand.

It can be a challenging time for the blood program; as donors change their routines, stopping by a clinic isn’t always top of mind. Meanwhile, the need for blood doesn’t take a holiday.

Luckily, you can help meet that need. Canadian Blood Services will hold a full blood donor clinic in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium on Tuesday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students, staff and faculty are all welcome to donate.

For this clinic, Canadian Blood Services will use its appointment system. It encourages donors to book appointments by calling 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283). Walk-in donors are still welcome but appointments will better accommodate donors' working schedules.

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.