Canadians are being asked to donate blood, as soon as possible.
The national inventory hasn’t been this low in more than five years and this is already the worst time of year for Canadian Blood Services.
During the summer, more than 10,000 appointments need to be filled every week and the situation doesn’t usually warrant a nation-wide plea for donations until August.
O-positive and O-negative are the blood types needed most.
You can book an appointmnt online at blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE.
As reported in the past, it takes 50 donors to help someone injured in a crash and more than five donors for each cancer patient.