Rural residents can not become donors of blood because a lot of blood donor services are closed

Rural residents can not become donors of blood because a lot of blood donor services are closed

The Canadian Blood Services asked people to donate more blood, but not all residents of Manitoba can do this.

As it became known, the only blood donation site is in Winnipeg and a lot of rural residents just can not get there to donate blood.

CBS informed that people can find the nearest clinic where they can donate blood on the Internet. However, several blood services closed last year. Wenda Anderson has been a blood donor for about four years and she also complained about the closure of those services.

All services that worked for Killarney, Dauphin, Neepawa, Minnedosa, Virden, Souris, Hamiota, Boissevain, Erickson, and Melita do not work, and the only way out is to visit a mobile clinic in Brandon or to go to Winnipeg.

The rural population constitutes a large part of the population of Manitoba and can contribute to helping people in need, but they can not spend a lot of money and time to do this.

Tracy Smith, a CBS spokesperson, commented on the situation and said that if rural population come to the existing clinics once or twice a year, it will significantly change the situation with the amount of donor blood.

Tracy informed that more than 20000 people should donate blood by the end of the month. In Winnipeg, people can do it at 777 William Ave.

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