Blood Services makes plea for donations

Victorians are being asked to roll up their sleeves, over the holiday weekend and beyond, to support Canadian Blood Services in what has proven to be an unusually dry year

Thanksgiving is proving to be a less-than-giving season for blood donations.

Victorians are being asked to roll up their sleeves, over the holiday weekend and beyond, to support Canadian Blood Services in what has proven to be an unusually dry year.

“(At) Thanksgiving, many of us are with our families and consequently may not be able to keep appointments, but the need and usage of blood never stops,” said organization spokesperson Catherine Sloot. “This is a time of year where we need to get people to give.”

Seriously injured car accident victims, for example, can require up to 50 units of blood,.

The hope is that a call out during a generally busy time of year for donations will help meet the needs of hospitals. To do so, 6,000 additional donors are needed.

To book an appointment, please call 1-888-236-6283.