Canadian Blood Services is out with a campaign for Type A’s, O’s and B’s.
Cherise Louie says B.C. needs to keep up with its inventory.
While there’s no shortage, she says it’s challenging to keep up with patient demand during summer months.
“If we had more local inventory, it would put less strain on our system, and in terms of moving our inventory around from province to province. In Vancouver and B.C., if you donate blood, chances are your blood will go to a local hospital.”
Louie says there is no wait time for patients needing blood in the province.
However, 17,000 donors are needed weekly across the country to keep up with inventory.