There’s never a bad time to donate blood, and this weekend is no different.
This weekend Canadian Blood Services are holding blood drives across the province, including one next to BC Children’s Hospital.
David Patterson from Canadian Blood Services says they need all the blood they can get.
“There’s a constant need for blood, so every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. You know, even on long weekends where people are busy with family commitments and maybe some vacation time.”
Donations usually drop off on long weekends, and Canadian Blood Services need to keep up their supply.
Donors can give almost half a liter of blood every couple months, and almost 50 of those can be used in a single accident.
People who want to donate this weekend are asked to make appointments for Friday, Saturday or Monday.
With files from Jon Hall