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Inventory of blood needs an injection of 150,000 donations by July 1 With summer’s unofficial kick-off approaching this May long weekend, Canadian Blood Services is calling on all eligible Canadians to roll up their sleeves for patients. Canadian Blood Services boosts the blood supply every spring to prepare for the summer, when routines are disrupted as regular donors join the thousands of Canadians who head outdoors or out of town to enjoy the warm weather. This year, a stormy winter and a wet spring have left inventory levels lower than normal. That means there’s enough blood on the shelves

Donors are needed to boost inventory through the August long weekend (OTTAWA) – The national blood inventory has steadily declined this summer and needs a boost to continue to meet the needs of patients through the August long weekend and into the coming weeks. Canadian Blood Services is asking people to give blood before and after the long weekend. Image “Summer is a challenging time for blood collection, when many regular donors are on vacation, - this is great time for new donors to join us and help prevent a further decline in the national inventory,” says Mark Donnison, vice president of