Canadian Blood Services will activate its Blood Signal from June 3rd to 16th. The blood drop shaped icon, intended to convey the idea of giving blood at times of the year when the need is greatest, means ‘donate blood now.’
Residents of Abbotsford are asked to give blood at their local community donor clinic during this time:
· June 5, 2 to 7 p.m. – Christian Life Community Church Creekside Centre, 35131 Straiton Road
· June 11, 1 to 8 p.m.– Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly, 3145 Gladwin Road
Making an appointment now will help lay the foundation for strong blood collections that will meet patient needs this summer. Abbotsford donors who give blood during Blood Signal are eligible to give again in August.
Bring a friend or family member to donate with you and remember to book another appointment to give blood online at www.blood.ca or by calling 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283).
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 42 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 go to blood.ca.