July 30, 2013
Canadian Blood Services needs you to roll up your sleeve and donate blood today!
With an increased number of road traumas in the summer, it can put a strain on the blood system. A consistent and constant supply of blood donors can make all the difference.
Canadian Blood Services has launched the Blood Signal, meaning they need you to rally your friends, family and co-workers and donate blood today. Call 1-888-2DONATE or visit www.blood.ca to book an appointment today.
As a “Partner for Life,” London Health Sciences Centre staff and physicians have committed to donating 400 units of blood in 2013. As an acute care hospital, LHSC cares for the most medically complex and critically ill patients in the region. Having a stable blood supply is a key factor in being able to care for these patients, and with areas such as our regional trauma and cancer programs — both high blood-product users — LHSC uses the majority of all blood products collected in London.
By the numbers
- 8 donors a week may be needed for leukemia treatment
- 5 donors may be needed for a patient undergoing heart surgery
- 5 donors may be needed for a cancer patient
- 50 donors may be needed for a crash crash victim