How to Book a Blood Donation Appointment in Canada

Two Methods:ComputerPhone

Blood donation is a simple and easy process that not enough Canadians take part in. About half of all Canadians will need a blood transfusion at least once in their life, yet only 4% of Canadians donate blood. Nearly 100,000 new donors are needed every year to meet an increasing demand in blood.[1] The only way to donate blood in Canada outside of Quebec is through Canadian Blood Services; which is national, not-for-profit charitable organization[2] that oversees and offers various unique services for Canadians such as blood donation, research, awareness, stem cell and marrow donation, and many more.[3] This article will show you how to book an appointment to donate blood in Canada.

Method 1
Computer

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    Open up a browser of your choice and visit the Canadian Blood Services website, then click the LOG IN button in the top right.
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    Enter your login details and press Log in.
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    Select "My Appointments" on the left menu of the website.
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    Click on "Book an Appointment".
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    Enter an address and a date range, then click on Find Clinics to search for the nearest donation clinic.
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    Select your preferred clinic. Enter a date and time for your appointment, then press "Book Now".
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    You're done!

Method 2
Phone

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    Open the GiveBlood app on your phone.
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    Click on the menu icon in the top left corner of the app.
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    Select "My Account" in the left menu that opened up.
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    Enter your login details and press LOG IN.
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    Click on the "Book Now" link.
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    Select your preferred clinic by clicking on the droplet of blood.
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    Click on the address that pops up.
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    Select a month by using the left or right arrows at the top of the calendar, then select a date.
    • Dates that have available appointment slots are denoted with the blood droplet.
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    Select a time slot.
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    Scroll through the times and select whichever time works for you, then click on the "Book Now" link.
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    Confirm your appointment details.
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    You're done!

Tips

  • You can only donate blood once every 56 days.
  • You can only book one appointment at a time unless you have a blood donor card.
  • You can also book appointments over the phone by calling 1-888-236-6283 (1-888-2-DONATE).[4]

Article Info

Categories: Blood and Organ Donation