Submitted. Canadian Blood Services is encouraging area residents to donate blood on May 27 at the Abbotsford blood donor clinic. The recent measles outbreak in the Fraser Valley led to the cancellation of an Abbotsford blood donor clinic in April as a precautionary measure.
As Fraser Health has confirmed the measles outbreak is now contained, Canadian Blood Services is looking forward to welcoming back local donors.
At the upcoming clinic, Canadian Blood Services needs to fill more than a dozen donation appointments.
The Abbotsford clinic runs Tuesday, May 27 from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly, 3145 Gladwin Road.
For more information or to book an appointment to donate call 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236 6283) or visit Canadian Blood Services online at www.blood.ca.Appointments are recommended and help reduce clinic line-ups and wait times.
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 go to blood.ca.