LETTER: Blood inventory in critical condition

We want donors to have the best experience possible. We’ve heard your suggestions and will continue to improve.

On behalf of Canadian Blood Services, I’d like to sincerely thank residents of this community who responded to our recent urgent appeal for blood.

When it really counted, you stepped up and helped ensure we could continue to meet patient needs across the country.

We are fortunate to have such dedicated donors, some of whom experienced longer donation times during this critical period.

Thanks to you we are no longer in a critical situation. That doesn’t mean our work together stops here; the need for blood is constant.

We look forward to welcoming regular donors back again soon. If you’re a new donor we hope you will consider making blood donation a regular part of your life.

We want donors to have the best experience possible. We’ve heard your suggestions and will continue to improve.

To begin, we’ve introduced wi-fi in our permanent clinics, created a new website that is mobile friendly, introduced a mobile app called GiveBlood and started publishing our weekly inventory online so it’s even easier for you to take action.

We have also introduced a new eligibility quiz to help you determine if you can donate. To learn more visitblood.ca.

Once again, thank you for your recent support and for helping to save or improve the life of a fellow Canadian.

Mark Donnison,

Vice President, Donor Relations

Canadian Blood Services

 

 

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