York community’s blood donations benefit 360 people

The York Community showed how much it cares July 20-22 with a strong turnout for a summer blood drive event organized by Health Education and Promotion @ York and hosted by Canadian Blood Services. Students, staff and faculty rolled up their sleeves and donated 120 units of blood. On average, one unit of blood helps three people, so York’s donations will be used to help approximately 360 people in the Greater Toronto Area.

Health Education at York logoIf you are considering the gift of life through a blood donation, Canadian Blood Services will be back on campus in the fall. Visit www.yorku.ca/healthed and click on the “Events Calendar” for upcoming dates and times.

What would it take to make you give blood?

  • If you knew you knew you could save a life…would you?
  • If you knew only 3.5 per cent of eligible Canadians gave blood…would you give?
  • If you knew that patients in our area hospitals use at least 650 -700 units of blood each day…would you help them by donating blood?
  • How about if you knew that cancer patients use an average of eight units of blood products each week during their treatment?

For more information on how to become a donor, or to schedule an opportunity to donate during one of their many clinics throughout the community, visit www.bloodservices.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE.