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Visit www.blood.ca to book your appointment to save lives!
As the new year approaches, it’s a great time to remind everyone that the holidays are generally a challenging time to collect blood. The continuing pandemic, and the timing of the statutory holidays means several collection opportunities will be lost, which could put the platelet inventory at risk. Platelets, a vital component of the blood, that helps make blood clot, have a shelf life of only 7 days. One of the most common uses for platelets is to treat cancer patients.
By scheduling an hour of your time to donate blood in the weeks ahead, you can make saving a life your greatest gift! Attached are details of an upcoming donation event. Please make every effort to share with your network and encourage those around you to donate!
I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: Making an appointment is necessary. Keeping it is crucial. Missed or cancelled appointments are difficult for us to fill since we can longer replace you with a ‘walk-in’ donor. Every donation counts. If you find that an event is initially full, please save the date and keep checking back to see if appointments become available.
Wishing you the best of the holiday season. Together, apart, we can all make a difference!