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 »  Home  »  Health & Wellness  »  Share your health this Thanksgiving
Share your health this Thanksgiving
By Canadian Blood Services | Published  09/28/2009 | Health & Wellness | Unrated
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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  Many Canadian families touched by the need for blood

Give thanks for your health by saving up to three lives this month

Brampton - October is traditionally the month when Canadian families give thanks for our many blessings – and for most of us, one of our blessings is health. But health can change in an instant, and for over half of all Canadians, someone they know, or they themselves, will need blood during their lifetime.

This Thanksgiving month, ask yourself: "Have I given blood in the past year?" If you haven't, and you can, please call 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283) to book an appointment today. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please ask for nursing when you call.

Basic Eligibility Requirements to Donate Blood*

Must have ID – blood donor card, or ID with photo and name or signature and name

First time donors must be age 17 to 61 on day of clinic

Must weigh at least 110 lbs

No body piercing or tattooing in the last six months

Must be feeling well day of clinic, no sore throats, cold or flu

56 days since last donation

*Complete eligibility assessment will be performed prior to donation at blood donor clinic.

"13400 units of blood are needed in central Ontario during October to supply blood for surgeries and illness treatment," says Lilet Raffinan, Community Development Coordinator, Canadian Blood Services."Every single blood donation has a direct impact on patients and families."

Visit http://www.blood.ca/ today to learn more about blood donor eligibility and to find a blood donor location near you.Visit http://www.thankyourdonor/ to read personal stories of blood recipients and their families.

Upcoming Clinics:

October 1
Loafers
Lake Recreation Centre
2 pm – 7:30 pm

October 9
Shoppers World
Brampton
3 pm – 8 pm

October 10
Shoppers World
Brampton
10 am – 3:30 pm

October 12
Chris Gibson Recreation Centre
10 am – 3 pm

October 19
Bramalea Baptist
2 pm – 8 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 40 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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