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Donate blood this holiday season
By Canadian Blood Services | Published  12/19/2010 | 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).

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Canadian Blood Services needs 22,000 more donors to book blood donation appointments this holiday season

Donors needed now to bolster blood reserves for hospital patients

Brampton - Wrap yourself in red this holiday season and give something that can't be bought from a store. Donate blood. It's the gift that someone truly needs.

With 52 percent of Canadians saying they or a family member have needed blood for surgery or medical treatment, your single donation will be greatly appreciated by someone you don't even know and will probably never meet. Donating blood is a life-saving gift that truly embodies the spirit of the holidays.

Between December 13th and January 2nd, Canadian Blood Services must collect close to 50,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients across Canada. Recent winter storms have also impacted many blood donor clinics.Over the next two weeks, we need 22,000 more donors to book blood donation appointments. We are asking all eligible blood donors and their family and friends to donate blood during the next two weeks at one of three clinics in Brampton on

Monday, Dec. 20th at BramaleaBaptistChurch at Dixie Rd. & Queen St. from 2 to 8 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 24th at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at Hwy. 410 & Steeles Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 27th at RoseTheatre at Main & Queen Streets from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

If you have received a seasonal flu shot, you can donate blood two days afterwards.

Call 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283) to book an appointment today and help brighten someone's life this holiday season. To help meet the continuing need for blood, donors who have an appointment in the coming weeks are urged to honour it.

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 Québec. 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 43 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 website, http://www.blood.ca/.


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