Why no blood donor clinics in Thunder Bay? Canadian Blood Services’ appeals frustrate would-be donors – CBC

Non-profit’s chief supply chain officer says lack of Thunder Bay clinics due to ‘geographical constraint’

Aug 17, 2022

Some former blood donors in Thunder Bay say they’re frustrated that Canadian Blood Services is appealing for donors while failing to offer clinics in the northwestern Ontario city.

Kathleen Murphy and Jennifer Jones are among northern Ontarians who have responded to donor appeals on the non-profit service’s Facebook page by posting complaints in the comments section.

“It’s very frustrating,” Murphy told CBC News.

“It’s almost insulting, because there’s a lot of pressure to be giving something that I can’t give. There’s sort of a guilt trip there that there’s this desperate need, and we need you to give, but they’re not providing the opportunity for us to do so.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/thunder-bay-canadian-blood-services-reax-1.6553061

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