At some point in our lives, half of all Canadians will need blood or know of someone who will need blood from a donor. However, only four percent of us donate. In order to meet the current demand, the Canadian Blood Services needs 100,000 new donors a year.
The human body contains roughly five litres of blood, where a single unit of blood (donation size) is approximately 450 mL. It can take up to 50 units to save an accident victim, or 8 units a week for an individual fighting illness.
Late last month, a team from Tetranex and SWAT Projects rolled up one sleeve to give, literally, to this very important cause.
The Canadian Blood Services have set the goal to achieve 200,000 donations prior to July 1st. Currently, an additional 70,000 units are required. Please visit www.blood.ca to book your appointment.