York students, faculty and staff rolled up their sleeves to give blood

York’s Health Education & Promotion hosted Canadian Blood Services March 16 to 20 for the March blood drive. York community members rolled up their sleeves and donated 331 units of blood. A total of 474 donors attended the weeklong blood clinic.

On average, one unit of blood helps three people. Donations from those who attended the blood clinic will therefore help approximately 993 people in the Greater Toronto Area.   

If you are considering the gift of life through a blood donation, Canadian Blood Services will be back on the Keele campus this summer from July 14 to 16.

What would it take to make you give blood?

  • If 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 to 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 the Canadian Blood Services Web site or call 1-888-2-DONATE.

Health Education & Promotion is located within the Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development. For more information about other health-related events taking place on campus, please visit  the Health Education & Promotion Web site.