Blood needed

Cancellations make it hard to gather enough blood donations

  • Sep. 24, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Inventory levels are quite critical at the moment due to some higher than expected Cancellations and No shows so we’re spreading the word to as many contacts as possible.

From a BC and Island perspective the numbers are below:

In B.C. there are 13,389 open appointments in next eight weeks.

On Vancouver Island there are 2,100 open appointments in the next eight weeks.

No-Shows – 15,000 no-shows in B.C. since April 1, 2014 (8,500 cancelled with less than two days’ notice leaving us little chance to fill that spot).

On Vancouver Island, 3,216 no-shows since April 1, 2014 – 1,436 on the South Island and 1,780 Nanaimo north (2,243 with less than two days’ notice)

From a Sooke perspective, unfortunately Sooke has the lowest participation rates of any of the 13 Blood Donor clinics on the Island.

For next week’s clinic (September 24) there are still 35 appointments left to fill.

Call 1-888-236-6283 to donate.