Red Cross Conducting Missing Types Campaign - WKTN

Red Cross Conducting Missing Types Campaign - WKTN

And when A, B and O blood types are missing from hospital shelves, patient care could be impacted.

"We're calling on everyone to do what they can to spread the word, host a blood drive or simply take an hour out of their day to donate", she said in the release. More new blood donors are needed now. "So I always appreciate the opportunity to talk about how important blood transfusions are, and how donating has truly saved the lives of my daughters", she told ABC11.

"South African big business has the power to change the fact that our country faces constant blood shortages - and save lives at the same time".

Vincent Jones lost his battle with leukemia in June of 2016, just 13 days after the birth of his second son, Jeremiah. Jaidyn finished two years of treatment in October 2013 and has been in remission for nearly five years. The homepage of the Red Cross Blood Services website has its As, Bs and Os - representing the blood types - deleted to draw awareness to the need for blood donations, and the organization has encouraged media partners to do the same.

The collection centre of focus for this year is the Ocho Rios Baptist Church in St Ann, where donors are able to give blood between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on World Blood Donor Day.

The National Blood Donor Week Act was passed by the Government of Canada in 2008 to recognize and celebrate volunteer blood donors. Yet patients don't get a vacation from needing lifesaving blood during the summer months. The season often brings higher numbers of accidents and emergency situations - and recent natural disasters and tragedies highlight the critical need for life-saving blood of all types, especially type O negative which can be safely given to all patients.

Making an appointment to help save a life has never been easier. It was officially established by the organisation in May 2005 at the 58 World Health Assembly to motivate all the countries worldwide to thank the blood donors for their precious step, promote voluntary, safe and unpaid blood donations to ensure the sufficient blood supplies. We operate an integrated, pan-Canadian service delivery model that includes leading an interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation.

Blood can not be manufactured.

The Vincent Jones Memorial Blood Drive is Saturday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.in the Eaton First Church of God gym, 601 East Lexington Road, Eaton.

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