A defining characteristic of summer is the changing routines: camping trips, days at the park and out of town visitors all work together to throw usual routines out the window.
One of the downsides of this change to routine is experienced by the Canadian Blood Services. In the summer months, they often experience cancellations or ‘no-shows’ for donor appointments. But need for blood does not take a summer vacation!
Because Canada has a National Blood Inventory, donation downturns reverberate across the country. For instance, several donor clinics in Alberta were closed because of the recent flood and this has caused a significant drop in the amount of blood in the national inventory.
In addition, did you know that the aging Canadian population will increase the need for blood so much that we need to recruit 80,000 new donors for the 2013/14 year alone?
On September 3rd, 4th and 5th I will be sponsoring a donor clinic at the University of Victoria. I will be donating on the first day of that clinic and doing my best to encourage others to donate too. I hope that you will help me fill all of the appointments available. The clinic will run from 11:15am to 4:15pm.
And to sweeten the deal: visit the clinic and you can enter a draw for a beautiful and delicious box of Rogers Chocolates… lovingly made right here in Saanich.
We have to keep our blood sugar up don't we?!
Call 1-888-236-6283 to make your appointment!
An hour out of your day can mean the difference between life and death for someone else. I hope to see you there!