New & Existing Blood Donors Needed in Brockville

Appointment bookings at Canadian Blood Services’ blood and plasma donor centres across the country are not keeping pace with the rise in demand for blood products.

Currently, only about 80 per cent of the available appointments are booked each week, leaving the national supply at risk of falling short as the summer rolls on and the supply dwindles. Patients are counting on people making the time to donate, to ensure a steady supply of blood and blood products.

Blood products play a critical role in everyday medical care. Many people with various health conditions require regular transfusion therapy. For example, a person living with thalassemia could need blood every two to five weeks, and a person living with leukemia may need blood from up to 8 donors every week.

To keep pace with the growing demand, new donors of all blood types are needed, but is particularly vital that people with group O blood donate as soon as they can.

You can be part of the solution. If you’ve never donated before, there is no better time to start. Recent changes to donation criteria mean that many people who weren’t able to donate in the past, might be able to now.

There are 230 open appointments in Brockville at the Memorial Centre over the summer months into Labour Day Weekend. Event dates are on Monday July 1st, Monday July 29th, Monday August 12 and Labour Day Monday September 2nd.

If you are an existing donor, you can double your impact and help grow the community by inviting a new donor to join you when you make your appointment this summer. Please share the attached poster in your workplace with family & friends. Any and all assistance is appreciated!

Book an appointment now on, use the GiveBlood app or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).