B.C. health officials are urging people across the province to donate blood if they are able to do so. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said in her COVID-19 update on Wednesday that Canadian Blood Services has a desperate need for donations in B.C.
“The Canadian Blood Services has indicated that we have an urgent need for blood donations here in British Columbia,” said Henry. “They are establishing services so that people can donate blood in a very safe way.”
The agency said it had also implemented several new safety measures on Monday, which are posted online here: https://www.blood.ca/en/covid19
To become a blood donor in Canada you must be at least 17 years old and meet minimum height and weight requirements, particularly if you are between 17 and 23 years old. See the full eligibility requirements posted here.
Please click here to find out more on how you can sign up to give blood via the Canadian Blood Services.