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Canadian Donors Have Been Keeping Blood Supply Steady During Pandemic

Canadian Donors Have Been Keeping Blood Supply Steady During Pandemic
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OTTAWA Canadians have been coming forward in large numbers to donate blood after Canadian Blood Services warned of a possible shortage as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blood donor clinics have extended their hours and put in place strict safety protocols for anyone giving blood.

The response has been tremendous, Dr. Isra Levy, the agencys vice-president of medical affairs and innovation, said Friday.

From our point of view, the numbers are very, very satisfying in the sense that were able to match demand with supply. We really need to keep up that altruism that has motivated donors to come in.

Canadian Blood Services operates a national blood inventory that allows products to be regularly shifted around the country to meet hospital and patient needs.
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