Blood Signal

Blood Signal activated heading Into Thanksgiving long weekend to highlight the need for blood donors this fall October 5, 2011 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services has activated the Blood Signal and is asking eligible Canadians to book an appointment to donate blood to help hospital patients in need as we approach the Thanksgiving long weekend. Starting with Thanksgiving, and over the next six weeks, Canadian Blood Services will need more than 6,000 additional donors to book appointments to meet the needs of hospital patients all across Canada. “The need for blood and blood products is constant

Bold New Campaign and Blood Signal Launched to Grow and Diversify Canada’s Blood Donors June 13, 2011 (OTTAWA) - It is estimated that about one in two Canadians can give blood. However, this year only one in 60 has and Canadian Blood Services needs this to change. To turn the tide, Canadian Blood Services is encouraging Canadians to “Rally Together to Save Lives” as National Blood Donor Week begins. This year’s theme for National Blood Donor Week is “Rally Together to Save Lives” and in order to meet Canada’s future blood requirements, Canadian Blood Services needs to inspire more Canadians to

Nearly 12,000 unfilled appointments pose challenges for blood inventory; donors needed now to fill gap July 29, 2013 (Ottawa) - As a result of nearly 12,000 unfilled appointments so far this summer, coupled with constant hospital demand, Canadian Blood Services is forecasting a need for 51,000 appointments to be filled between now and Labour Day to replenish stocks. For that reason, Canadian Blood Services has extended the Blood Signal until Sept. 3 and is adding special “Blood Signal” clinics during the month of August in selected locations. Hours will also be extended at existing clinics to

Canadians asked to go social and rally together this National Blood Donor Week June 10, 2013 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is asking Canadians to get Behind the Blood Signal when the blood drop shaped icon is activated during National Blood Donor Week, June 10-16. The Blood Signal is intended to connect people to the idea of making a donation at specific times of the year when the need for blood is greatest—like summer. Behind the Blood Signal was chosen as this year’s theme for National Blood Donor Week to educate more Canadians that when they see the Blood Signal, it means “give blood