(Montreal) Héma-Québec has to deal with both an increased demand for blood products and a slowing down in making appointments, which encourages it to launch an appeal to the population.
The agency announced Thursday that it must collect 400 more blood donations each day for the next two weeks in order to keep the blood supply at its optimal level.
Héma-Québec therefore asks all people who wish to donate blood to make an appointment. They can do this on the web at www.jedonne.hema-quebec.qc.ca or by calling 1-800-343-7264 (SANG).
Héma-Québec ensures that everything has been put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to make blood donation a safe experience, while protecting donors, volunteers and employees.
The organization reminds that before going to a blood drive, you can check your eligibility with the Donor Client Service or consult the website. www.hema-quebec.qc.ca.