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Canadian Blood Services to Close 4 Permanent Clinics, 16 Mobile Clinics
A permanent blood donor clinic in Sarnia, and a mobile clinic in Lucan are among 20 across the country set to shut down for good by the end of next month. Canadian Blood Services says the closures of four permanent and 16 mobile clinics are needed because it is collecting too much blood. Ian Mumford, the agency’s chief supply chain officer, says the decline in demand is largely the result of advances in medicine, such as less-invasive surgical methods and tighter restrictions on transfusions. “We...
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