Global NEWS: Canadian Blood Services suffers decrease in donations

Posted on: January 2nd, 2017 by webmaster

The Canadian Blood Services in Saskatoon has seen a decrease in donations this year. They’re behind their target for 2016 and suggest it’s due to competition with a private plasma clinic. Stu Gooden has the details.

The clinic, located on Emerson Avenue, is collecting 126 fewer units of blood per month. They’ve also seen about 93 fewer new donors each month than required. Officials said it’s concerned the opening of a private plasma clinic has taken a toll on its donation base. Read the full article and watch the video on the Global News site.