Canadian Blood Services is encouraging Airdronians to donate blood, as it could save someone's life.

Jhoanna Del Rosario, the territory manager for Canadian Blood Services, says Airdronians are stepping up right now, but more is always welcome.

"We do have an Airdrie donor clinic on January 3, and we are fortunate because that's already fully booked. We're very thankful."

One major problem Canadian Blood Services is seeing right now is the national inventory is far below optimal and because of the recent conditions, a lot of people have not shown up or cancelled their appointments, so they can't fill their spots.

"If you can't make it to your donor appointment, please reschedule so we can get somebody else to donate on your cancelled appointments."

Del Rosario mentioned that since the Airdrie clinic is full, they would love to see fellow Airdronians donate at the Eau Claire Blood Donation Center in Calgary.

"We have leukemia patients needing blood products, cancer patients, those undergoing surgical procedures, and a lot more needing blood."

Canadian Blood Services will start its "Give 3 in 2023" campaign in the new year, asking donors to somehow triple their contributions in some way.

"We're trying to create the lifesaving habits right away that they can continue through a commitment in 2023, whether it's by either giving blood, plasma, or platelets. You can also do some posting about your donations to social media and encourage others to give. You can join the stencil registry or register to be an organ and tissue donor, you can also give financial contributions, or you can bring a friend to your next donation appointment."

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