CBC News New Brunswick: Need for blood donors rises with eligibility changes

Posted on: November 14th, 2016 by webmaster

Canadian Blood Services tries to expand donor base now that women can’t give blood as often.

Canadian Blood Services says it must find 450 new donors a month in New Brunswick because of changes in donor eligibility rules.

Starting Dec. 10, women will have to wait at least 12 weeks between blood donations.

The interval was increased from eight weeks to make sure women’s iron stores could be replenished, said Peter MacDonald, the director of donor relations for Canadian Blood Services in Atlantic Canada.

Read the full article on the CBC News web site.