To the editor:
Canadian Blood Services is urging Kelowna residents who have booked an appointment to give blood, or plan to donate at the Kelowna blood donor clinic this summer, to please honour their appointments.
During the summer months, donors change their routines, take vacations and are involved with outdoor activities, so donating blood is not always top of mind.
However, the need for blood does not take a summer vacation.
Based on our forecasts, we expect patients in hospitals across Canada to require approximately 150,000 units of blood during July and August.
Locally, hospital patients will need approximately 2,000 units of blood.
Canadian Blood Services is counting on Kelowna and area residents to give blood this summer.
Please book an appointment to give blood today.
If you already have an appointment to give blood this summer, thank you.
If you can’t make your appointment, please contact us at 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to reschedule for a later date so we can make the appointment available for another donor.
Thank you for your continued trust and support.
Canadian Blood Services,
BC and Yukon Region