Canadian Blood Services

Donor clinic on campus Tuesday to help meet demand for blood

The need for blood in Canada is constant—medical patients everywhere need blood in all seasons. Hospitals continue to draw on the supply of blood as Canadian patients require care regardless of the weather, as they undergo treatment for cancer, surgery, for car accidents and other traumas, and for hundreds of other medical situations that require lifesaving blood.

Blood donor clinic a chance to save lives

Noah Bondy is 19 months old and has severe Factor X deficiency, a rare blood coagulation disorder characterized by spontaneous internal bleeding. He is treated every week by injection with a medication derived from donated blood.

His mom says, “Without blood donations, Noah’s chances of spontaneous internal bleeding would be increased and he could face chronic pain from repeated joint bleeds, arthritis or even death from an uncontrolled bleed into major organs or his brain.”

Public welcome at residence blood clinic Wednesday

A blood donor clinic scheduled for Vanier Hall on Wednesday is aimed at students living in residence but open to all, says Canadian Blood Services.

The clinic runs 5 to 8 p.m. on January 30 in the Oak Room; as always, walk-in donors are welcome. The entire experience, including health assessment and recovery, takes about an hour.

“Just an hour to help save a life,” says Joan Hannah, community development coordinator for Canadian Blood Services. “We hope students will attend and bring a friend as well!”

It’s in you to give: blood donor clinic on campus Tuesday

Can you spare an hour to help save a life? Tuesday, January 22, is your chance to be a lifesaver, as the Canadian Blood Service will hold a full blood donor clinic in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For this clinic, the Canadian Blood Service 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.

Public welcome at residence blood donor clinic

A blood donor clinic scheduled for Vanier Hall on Wednesday, November 28, is aimed at students living in residence but open to all, says Canadian Blood Services.

According to statistics from Canadian Blood Services, although more than one quarter of Canadians say they would like to donate blood, fewer than 4 per cent actually do. That's one reason why the service tries to make it convenient to give, by setting up mobile donor clinics at schools and workplaces.

Bring a friend to campus blood donor clinic Tuesday

Canadian Blood Services invites UWindsor students to make a donation at its campus blood donor clinic Tuesday—and bring a friend.

“Bringing a friend along gives our valued donors a chance to double the amount of good they can do,” says Joan Hannah, community development coordinator for Canadian Blood Services. “Many potential donors never give blood because they have never been asked.”

She said the process, from walking in the door, through screening, donation and recovery, takes only an hour.

Full blood donor clinic on-campus Monday

Approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. The good news is that in just one hour, you can help.

Hospital patients require treatment regardless of the weather, as they undergo treatment for cancer, surgery, for car accidents and other traumas, and for hundreds of other medical situations that require life-saving blood.

Residence blood donor clinic open to public

A blood donor clinic scheduled for Vanier Hall on Wednesday, September 26, is aimed at students living in residence but open to all, says Canadian Blood Services.

The clinic runs 5 to 8 p.m. in the Oak Room; as always, walk-in donors are welcome. The entire experience, including health assessment and recovery, takes about an hour.

According to Joan Hannah, community development coordinator for Canadian Blood Services, a September 18 clinic in the CAW Student Centre collected 128 units, well over its target of 86.

It’s in you to give: blood donor clinic on campus Tuesday

A single donation of blood can save up to three lives. Tuesday, September 18, is your chance to be a lifesaver, as the Canadian Blood Service will hold a full blood donor clinic in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For this clinic, the Canadian Blood Service 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.

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.