“The key here is to find a way to balance it and find more donors and would be able to donate fewer times per year. And that way we’ll have a more sustainable system.
Bal states that studies show one out of two people qualify to donate, but truly one out of sixteen people actually do. He believes that targeting the youth is the goal of his organization as they are the ones who will be able to pass the habits onto the generations to come. Although the number isn’t high this time around Bal shares that the number of youth becoming involved with the blood bank continues to grow.
At this time Canadian Blood Services show that the most needed blood type is O-, as it is the safest option to provide someone in need.
Bal explained that as of right now the Lower Mainlands blood banks are the ones supplying all of BC and that in the long run that is not enough.
As the summer continues to come closer Bal shared that to better prepare the blood banks he will be taking the initiative to local high schools across the Lower Mainland to get the attention of the grade 12’s as this is the time blood banks need the most help.