GUELPH – Canadian Blood Services in Guelph is looking for more donors to donate blood over the hot summer months.
The need for blood is rising fast this summer as hospitals resume procedures that were put on hold due to COVID-19.
Our donors have shown incredible flexibility and commitment throughout the pandemic and we need that to continue as we adjust and respond to this next phase.
More than half of all Canadians will either need blood themselves or will know someone that does. New and returning donors are urged to book an appointment to ensure patients receive the blood they need.
There are over 750 appointments to fill in Guelph in the month of July, with a need for donors on Fridays.
The Guelph blood donor centre is located at 130 Silvercreek Pkwy N. and is open:
– Tuesdays: 8am – 3pm;
• Wednesday and Thursdays from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m;
– Fridays from 11am to 4pm; and
– Saturdays: 8am to 1pm.
Holidays, family activities and changes in routines make it harder for people to find time to donate during this time of year. But the demand for blood never stops. The summer season often translates into a higher number of accidents on the road with a greater potential of injuries requiring blood transfusions.
While all blood types help patients, O-negative blood is demand by hospitals because it is the only type compatible with all other blood types. As the universal donor, O-negative blood is always in need.
To book an appointment, visit myaccount.blood.ca.