Immediate need for donors this spring
There is an immediate need for new and existing donors to help restore and grow the blood and plasma supply for patients. Inventory levels have been challenged by the decline in the number of regular donors, in addition to increased spring travel, and higher cancellation rates that have disrupted donor attendance. This coupled with a slight increase in hospital demand has caused the national inventory to drop below optimal levels. B-negative and O-negative blood types are particularly in high demand and short supply. Book your appointment to give blood now on blood.ca and encourage your friends, family and networks to do the same. Those who are not eligible to donate are encouraged to help spread awareness on social media using #CanadasLifeline or consider all the ways to give back to Canada’s Lifeline.
Take part in our Mental Health Week activities, May 1-7
Next week we are recognizing Mental Health Week with five days of activities to bring awareness to this important area. Register to access proven wellness tools and opportunities to connect with colleagues. Activities and initiatives include daily emails providing information about mental health, strategies on how to care for yourself and others, events, and talks about lived experiences from your colleagues. Be sure to watch the second Continuing the Conversation series, where colleagues Spring Crabbe and Renee Horton speak about how to care for loved ones through challenging times. Other events include a mindfulness session and creative session (date and time are site specific). Read more on Connect.