Canadian Blood Services Orangeville Blood Drive
The holiday season is just around the corner, and one thing that never takes a holiday, is the need for blood.
Did you Know?
• Donated blood is delivered to over 700 hospitals across Canada and approximately 17,000 units of blood are needed each week.
• It could take up to 50 donors to help save a car crash victim, 8 donors a week to help treat someone with leukemia and 5 donors to help someone through heart surgery.
• Half of all Canadians are eligible to donate blood yet, less than 4% of those who can donate sustain our national blood system.
Fitting a blood donation into your holiday plans this year is critical to ensure every open appointment is filled in the months ahead to meet ongoing patient needs. Donors who make an appointment are encouraged to keep it, as missed or cancelled appointments are difficult to fill. If you’re unable to make it to an appointment, please cancel it and consider re-booking in the coming months. Same-day appointments are often available at many community blood drives so if you find the clinic is currently full, please keep checking back to help fill a cancelled spot or book ahead to the next event.
Book on blood.ca or call 1-888-2DONATE. Appointments only.