Canadian Blood Services urges Islanders to book January donation appointments – CBC

Nationwide inventory has dropped 35% since October

Jan 02, 2023

Canadian Blood Services is urging people on Prince Edward Island to book appointments to donate blood early in the new year to help address ongoing needs across the country.

According to the organization, there are more than 280 available donation appointments that need to be filled in Charlottetown before the end of January.

“There is that ongoing need for all blood types every single day of the year,” said Gordon Skiffington, community development manager with Canadian Blood Services in Atlantic Canada.

“We’d really love to see you between January 1st and the end of January.”

Since October, the nationwide inventory of blood products has dropped more than 35 per cent, Skiffington said. He said this national supply provides blood products to all provinces, including P.E.I., and there is always a need for more people to contribute to that supply.

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