The Canadian Blood Services organization is asking for help as they deal with a blood shortage and hope to get 32-thousand units by Labour day
There is a shortage of blood across the country and Canadian Blood Services is hoping you can step up to help fill the need.
They say they need 32-thousand units by Labour day.
They are hoping 100-thousand new donors across the country will roll up their sleeves and give by the end of the year.
They are particularly hopeful to find people who are 0-negative.
“In summer our regular donors who come in every two months are on vacation, they have plans, everyone’s getting ready for the new school year,” says Anne Chabert of Canadian Blood Services Vancouver Island.
“So this is when we see a dip in our regular donors, and we need to reach out and try to recruit new donors.”
It takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour for the whole process.
Only about 10 to 15 minutes of that is actually giving blood.
Greater Victoria residents can donate at a clinic on Saanich road across from Uptown.