Need for blood doesn’t take a summer vacation

News Aug 14, 2009 Ancaster News

To help ensure the need for blood is met, Canadian Blood Services asks people to make giving blood a priority.

When the summer campaign for blood kicked off over the May long weekend, the goal was to collect 5,274 units of blood by Labour Day. With 56 percent of the collection period over, the permanent clinic serving the Ancaster, Dundas and Westdale area has collected 42 percent of its target (2,446 units).

Area residents are being asked to donate in order to maintain blood inventory levels.

The demand for blood by area hospitals remains high during the summer months. However, with many people taking vacations, they often forget to show up for their blood donation appointments. Canadian Blood Services is therefore hoping regular donors will keep or reschedule their appointments, and that new donors will come into a clinic to donate or learn more about the process.

Each unit of blood can be used to save up to three lives.

A permanent clinic operates to serve the Ancaster, Dundas and Westdale area, and is located at 35 Stone Church Road, Ancaster.

Call Canadian Blood Services at 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit the website at www.blood.ca .

Need for blood doesn’t take a summer vacation

News Aug 14, 2009 Ancaster News

To help ensure the need for blood is met, Canadian Blood Services asks people to make giving blood a priority.

When the summer campaign for blood kicked off over the May long weekend, the goal was to collect 5,274 units of blood by Labour Day. With 56 percent of the collection period over, the permanent clinic serving the Ancaster, Dundas and Westdale area has collected 42 percent of its target (2,446 units).

Area residents are being asked to donate in order to maintain blood inventory levels.

The demand for blood by area hospitals remains high during the summer months. However, with many people taking vacations, they often forget to show up for their blood donation appointments. Canadian Blood Services is therefore hoping regular donors will keep or reschedule their appointments, and that new donors will come into a clinic to donate or learn more about the process.

Each unit of blood can be used to save up to three lives.

A permanent clinic operates to serve the Ancaster, Dundas and Westdale area, and is located at 35 Stone Church Road, Ancaster.

Call Canadian Blood Services at 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit the website at www.blood.ca .

Need for blood doesn’t take a summer vacation

News Aug 14, 2009 Ancaster News

To help ensure the need for blood is met, Canadian Blood Services asks people to make giving blood a priority.

When the summer campaign for blood kicked off over the May long weekend, the goal was to collect 5,274 units of blood by Labour Day. With 56 percent of the collection period over, the permanent clinic serving the Ancaster, Dundas and Westdale area has collected 42 percent of its target (2,446 units).

Area residents are being asked to donate in order to maintain blood inventory levels.

The demand for blood by area hospitals remains high during the summer months. However, with many people taking vacations, they often forget to show up for their blood donation appointments. Canadian Blood Services is therefore hoping regular donors will keep or reschedule their appointments, and that new donors will come into a clinic to donate or learn more about the process.

Each unit of blood can be used to save up to three lives.

A permanent clinic operates to serve the Ancaster, Dundas and Westdale area, and is located at 35 Stone Church Road, Ancaster.

Call Canadian Blood Services at 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit the website at www.blood.ca .