CBS encourages province to roll up their sleeves and bleed green.
Officials in Saskatchewan say the slide in donors is largely due to the fact that people are constan
Published Monday, July 30, 2012 1:40PM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, July 31, 2012 10:43AM CST
The Canadian Blood Services is encouraging people across the province to roll up their sleeves and bleed green.
Typically donor rates decline during the summer months. One in two Canadians is eligible to give, but last year just one in 60 came forward.
Right now the Canadian Blood Services is partnering up with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and SaskEnergy to host a summer blood party on Wednesday, August 1 at 11:30am at their 2571 Broad Street location in Regina.
The event is open to the public and includes blood typing and donations. Bleed Green runs until October 17.
Officials in Saskatchewan say the slide in donors is largely due to the fact that people are constantly on the move and many tend to venture outside of the country on vacation.
The Canadian Blood Services says since more people are hitting the highways this time of year, the number of accidents that take place also rises. In some cases, it can take 50 units of blood to treat those involved in collisions.