While the national inventory is currently strong, increasing blood donor cancellations are a warning sign of potential challenges due to blood shortages
Although the national inventory is currently strong, this significant increase in cancellations is a warning sign of potential challenges to maintaining a health inventory of blood and blood products for patients in Canada.
To ensure we can continue to meet the needs of Canadian patients, we need everyone who is eligible and healthy to continue to book and honour their appointments to donate blood
-- see list of donor locations at the end of this story --
Canadians rely on us to keep the blood system safe. We take this responsibility seriously.
We want to reassure the public that our clinics are safe. We are adhering to the guidance of subject matter experts, and federal and provincial agencies.
Our protocols for screening donors and cleaning our sites have always been extremely robust — respiratory infections are common and we are prepared. However, as information about COVID-19 quickly evolves, we are taking additional measures to enhance our protocols to better protect anyone who comes through our doors.
Our donor centres are places of wellness within Canada’s health system. Only healthy people are eligible to donate blood. All prospective donors are carefully screened for any symptoms of illness.
To ensure we can continue to meet the needs of Canadian patients, we need everyone who is eligible and healthy to continue to book and honour their appointments to donate blood.
You can download the GiveBlood app … book now at https://blood.ca/en/
DONATE NOW – Downtown Vancouver - 2nd Floor - 888 Dunsmuir Street
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 6pm
DONATE NOW -- Kelowna – 103-1865 Dilworth Drive
Tues, Wed, and Thurs from 11am to 6pm
DONATE NOW -- Surrey -- 15285 101 Avenue|
Wednesday and Thursday from 1pm to 7pm
Friday from 11am to 5pm
Saturday 8:30am to 3pm
DONATE NOW -- Vancouver (Oak Street) -- 4750 Oak Street
Monday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 3:30pm
DONATE NOW -- Victoria - 3449 Saanich Road
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 6pm|
Friday from 8:30am to 2:30pm
Saturday from 9am to 4pm
PLEASE NOTE ... for those of us here in #Kamloops, there will be a blood donor clinic on March 23rd at the Oasis Church (1205 Rogers Way) --- apologies however the website doesn't give a time it's being held.