Urgent need

More than 22,000 donors needed across Canada by August 26

Approximately 10,000 donations needed this week

Urgent call for 35,000 people across Canada to donate blood by March 10

Demand for blood never takes a holiday

Across Canada, patients like Andie Morrison are relying on donors for happy holidays and a lifetime of possibilities (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is calling on eligible blood donors to help fill 35,000 appointments by Jan. 6 to ensure that Canadian patients continue to have access to the blood and blood products they need over the holidays. Blood collection centres will be open on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, as well as during other regular collection hours. New and existing donors are welcome and walk-ins will be accepted. "The holiday period always presents challenges for us as we