Blood donations needed for long week­end

The Sudbury Star - - NEWS -

Cana­dian Blood Ser­vices in Sud­bury is look­ing for more peo­ple to do­nate blood as the long week­end ap­proaches. New and re­turn­ing donors are urged to book an ap­point­ment to give life be­fore the Vic­to­ria Day week­end to en­sure pa­tients re­ceive the blood they need. There are 54 ap­point­ments to fill in Sud­bury on Fri­day. The Sud­bury blood donor clinic is lo­cated at 944 Bar­ry­downe Road and is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hol­i­days and long week­ends are al­ways a dif­fi­cult time for the blood sys­tem, Cana­dian Blood Ser­vices said in a re­lease. “While blood donations tra­di­tion­ally de­crease be­cause peo­ple are away on hol­i­days or busy with fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties, the de­mand for blood usu­ally in­creases due in part to an in­crease in trauma cases such as car ac­ci­dents,” the agency said.

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