DARTMOUTH, N.S.- Canadians are being asked to keep Canadian Blood Services in mind before heading out on vacation this summer.

The agency is hoping for 43-hundred more donors between now and August 6th across the country to help top up the blood supply.

CBS spokesman Paul Doucet tells us that translates to about three hundred donations needed in New Brunswick. “It sounds like a significant amount and it is”, says Doucet. “Especially when you think that every car accident victim, on average, can take up to 50 units of blood”.

Doucet says blood donations are tougher in the summer because people get out of their normal routines and the number of accidents also tend to increase.