York students, staff and faculty can learn what blood type they have tomorrow

Have you ever wondered what your blood type is? Learn more about it and how to become a blood donor tomorrow, when Canadian Blood Services will be on campus from 10am to 2pm in the East Bear Pit in Central Square. It’s free and only takes a few minutes.

If you are considering the gift of life through a blood donation, Canadian Blood Services will also be on campus from 11am to 3pm on Monday, July 14 to Thursday, July 17. The clinic will take place in the Central Square, Ross Building, Keele campus.

Each year, York shows its community spirit by saving lives through hosting Canadian Blood Services on campus. On average, one unit of blood helps three people, so York’s donations will be used to help hundreds of people in the Greater Toronto Area. Here are the Blood Services’ talking points:

  • 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 8 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 Canadian Blood Services or call 1-888-2-DONATE.

Canadian Blood Services is hosted by Health Education & Promotion, located within the Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development.