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 »  Home  »  Community News  »  Community Stars  »  Donate Blood before Summer Rush
Donate Blood before Summer Rush
By Canadian Blood Services | Published  05/20/2009 | Community News , Health & Wellness | Rating:
Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the blood supply in all provinces and territories outside of Quebec and oversees the country's Unrelated Bone Marrow Donor Registry. A dedicated team of about 4,800 staff and 17,000 volunteers enable us to operate 40 permanent collection sites and more than 20,000 donor clinics annually. Canadian Blood Services is a non-governmental organization, however the Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health provide operational funding, and the federal government, through Health Canada, is responsible for regulating the blood system. For more information, please call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

For frequent updates, visit Canadian Blood Services for more information. 

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Celebrate National Blood Donor Week
by rolling up your sleeve this June

Brampton - June is the National Blood Donor Month, June 8th to 14th is National Blood Donor Week and as Canadians gear up for summer, Canadian Blood Services reminds everyone this is the perfect time to donate blood before the annual vacation rush strikes.Before you sling the golf bag over your shoulder, haul out the canoe or slather on the sunscreen in our mad dash to grab the most from summertime living; you can revel in the rush you'll get from donating blood and saving lives this June.And you get cookies.

Canadian Blood Services supplies blood and blood components to 169 hospitals in Ontario.Last year in Ontario, 795,400 units of blood and blood products were needed by patients for everything from trauma surgery to cancer treatment.Blood or blood products are required by patients in Canada every minute of every day. One traffic accident victim may need up to fifty units of blood or blood product to survive.

There is no substitute for blood and there is no substitute for blood donors.This June, take an hour and donate blood.You'll feel good, and somewhere in Canada; so will the patient waiting for your blood.

Call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to make an appointment.Visit blood.ca to learn more about blood donation, eligibility requirements or to locate a clinic near you.

Upcoming Blood Donor Clinics and Clinic hours:

June 1, 2009 - Monday
Chris Gibson Recreation Centre

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

June 4, 2009 – Thursday
Loafers
LakeRecreation Centre
2:00 pm – 7:30 pm

June 5, 2009 – Friday
Shoppers World
Brampton
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

June 20, 2009 – Saturday
Chinguacousy Wellness Centre
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

June 22, 2009 – Monday
Bramalea Baptist Church
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

June 29, 2009 – Monday
Kennedy Road Tabernacle
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the supply of blood and blood products in all provinces and territories outside of Quebec. Canadian Blood Services also oversees the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, and provides national leadership for organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Canadian Blood Services operates 41 permanent collection sites and more than 20,000 donor clinics annually. The provincial and territorial Ministries of Health provide operational funding to Canadian Blood Services. The federal government, through Health Canada, is responsible for regulating the blood system. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.blood.ca/


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