Surrey needs about 3,000 blood donations, CBS says

All blood types needed, but mostly Type O, to help local patients through the summer.

Surrey needs about 3

SURREY — Canadian Blood Services says Surrey needs about 3,000 blood donations to help local patients through the summer.

“We have greater need for donors with Type O blood, but all donors are encouraged to get involved,” said David Patterson, director of donor relations in the B.C. and Yukon Region.

Nationally, about 200,000 donations are needed over the next 10 weeks to support patients during summertime, when there tends to be fewer donations.

The CBS says new rules to protect the blood supply from Zika virus contamination, seasonal flu and missed appointments have put more pressure on the supply.

The Surrey Blood Donor Clinic, at 15285 101 Ave., is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Check out blood.ca for more information.

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