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Who Needs Blood? Approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. In fact, according to a recent poll, 52 per cent of Canadians say they, or a family member, have needed blood or blood products for surgery or for medical treatment.
The good news is that one blood donation – in just one hour – can save up to three lives.
Type A So, you’re an A. You already know that having type A blood suggests that you are reliable, a team player and may benefit from a vegetarian diet*. Did you also know that anthropologists believe that type A blood originated in Asia or the middle east between 25,000 and 15,000 BC?
Type B So, you’re a B. You already know that having type B blood suggests that you are independent, a self-starter and may benefit from a wholesome well-balanced diet*.Did you also know that anthropologists believe that type B blood appeared between 15,000 and 10,000 BC in the Himalayas?
Type AB So, you’re an AB. You already know that having type AB blood suggests that you are organized, friendly and may enjoy a vegetarian or wholesome well-balanced diet*. Did you also know that anthropologists believe that type AB blood did not originate until 900-1000 years ago and came into existence when eastern Mongolian invaders overran the last of European civilization?
Type O So, you’re an O. You already know that having type O blood suggests that you might be competitive, goal oriented and a real meat eater*. Did you also know that anthropologists believe that type O is the oldest and most common blood type, originating in Southern Africa?
Donors are the heart of our blood supply system, the lifeline to hundreds of thousands of Canadians who, each year, need blood, blood products or stem cells. Without generous and committed donors, there would be no blood system in Canada. Canada’s blood system is founded on the principle of gratuity. Just as recipients do not pay for the blood products they receive, donors are not paid for the blood or plasma they give. If you are already a donor, thank you; if not, “it’s in you to give.”Please book an appointment today by calling 1 888 2 DONATE(1-888-236-6283).
It is then important to discuss your wishes with your family.