Canadian Blood Services (CBS) urges local residents to show their national spririt by donating blood.
The summer is a challenging time for the blood system because many donors are on holidays. However, the need for blood is ongoing - cancer patients, patients who need life-saving surgery, trauma victims and many others depend on a stable blood supply year-round.
CBS is asking Canadians to ensure donating is part of their summer plans.
Due to increased demand, CBS is seeking type O negative donors. Type O negative is the universal blood type because it can be given to anyone, no matter what blood type a person is. As a result, type O negative is in constant demand, particularly in critical situations such as trauma.
The blood you give today could save a life tomorrow.
There is a clinic being held at the McMaster University Medical Centre, Ewart Angus Hall, on Friday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Call 1-888-871-7201 to book an appointment or stop by the clinic on Friday July 26.