Plan to give the gift of life at upcoming blood donor clinic

If you are considering the gift of life through a blood donation, Canadian Blood Services will be on campus on Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20, from 11am to 3pm, in Central Square, Ross Building.

Prior to the blood drive, Canadian Blood Services will be holding a "What’s Your Type?" session on Tuesday, July 5, from 10am-2pm, in Vari Hall.

Each year, York University shows its community spirit by saving lives through hosting Canadian Blood Services on campus. On average, one unit of blood helps three people. Donations from York community members will be used to help hundreds of people in the Greater Toronto Area.

What would it take to make you give blood?

• If you knew you could save a life, would you?

• If you knew that 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 website or call 1-888-2-DONATE.