Canadian Blood Services is coming to town twice this July.

One of those dates is today and there are still over 30 lifesaving appointments up for grabs for today’s clinic.

The team will be at the Elks Lodge (located at 325 Elks Lane in North Bay) from 1:00pm to 2:30pm and then 4:00pm until 7:30pm today.

Appointments are also available at the same location and time slots two weeks from today, on Wednesday, July 24. Appointments to donate can be booked through the Canadian Blood Services app, at or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE.

Canadian Blood Services says the hope for the bi-weekly blood drive is to collect 120 units of blood for hospital patients in need at each event. “Over the summer months, the national inventory levels sometimes experience a decline in supply on hand and maintaining a strong and healthy inventory level is crucial.”