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Last year, UHN used about 35,000 units of blood to help patients.
Now, we need our employees' help to acquire enough blood to meet the need across the country.
Canadian Blood Services (CBS) has an annual national average goal of 835,000 units of blood. To meet this demand, about 100,000 new donors are needed every year.
Rise to the challenge
To promote awareness and increase blood donations, CBS organizes the Annual South Central Ontario Hospital Challenge with a goal of 1,000 unit donations. The sixth Annual South Central Ontario Hospital Challenge, running from June 1 to July 31, features 20 participating hospitals.
This challenge has grown significantly since it started in 2010 with a total of seven participating hospitals. By 2014, the number of hospitals had grown to 18.
All participating hospitals have a combined annual goal of 1,880 donated units. That goal has been consistently met, with almost 50 per cent of the donations taking place during the Hospital Challenge.
UHN's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehab Institute are repeat contributors amongst the 20 hospitals participating this year.
How to help:
In order for the blood donation to count towards the Hospital Challenge,
donating parties (employees) must register and identify their hospital's PFL ID number, as instructed above, before donating.
If employees have donated any time from January 2015 onwards without providing their hospital's PFL ID number, they can retroactively make it count towards this challenge by simply completing the above-outlined online registration form.