EAT, DRINK AND GIVE BLOOD
Canadian Blood Services reaches out to Chilliwack 1st Annual Blood Drive Dec 8
The members of community will be donating blood Saturday for the 1st Annual Blood Drive.
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o help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood and prevent winter blood shortages, Abbotsford Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre is teaming up with Canadian Blood Services to adopt our first annual community Blood Drive this Saturday.
Each donor will receive a free t-shirt. During the winter months, there is often a decrease in the number of blood drives, which contributes to blood shortages and results in delayed patient care. We strongly encourage the community to come out to donate to ensure hospitals are fully stocked for patients in need. See more here.
Blood Drive Details:
When: Saturday, December 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Salvation Army Cascade Community Church - 35190 Delair Rd., Abbotsford.
Every two seconds, a patient in Canada needs a blood transfusion. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, Dr. Nayeem Esmail of Abbotsford Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to adopt their first annual Blood Drive on Saturday, December 8, at Salvation Army Cascade Community Church from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The group’s goal is to collect 20 units of blood.
During the winter months there often is a decrease in the number of blood drives held and many are forced to cancel due to harsh weather conditions, resulting in critical blood shortages across the country. Despite medical and technological advances, blood cannot be manufactured. When a patient needs a blood transfusion, it has been donated by a generous blood donor. When one in seven patients entering a hospital needs a blood transfusion, the need for donations is constant.
“This Blood Drive comes at a crucial time of year for Canada Blood Services,” Dr. Esmail said. “Blood donations dwindle in the wintertime, and without enough blood, lifesaving medical treatments are forced to postpone. By donating blood, you can potentially save up to three lives, and there is no better feeling than knowing that your donation will help a patient in need.”
Blood donations are not only beneficial to the recipient, but studies show that donating blood positively impacts the donor’s health as well. By reducing iron in the blood cells, blood donations can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. In fact, those who donate at least once a year have an 88 percent lower risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease.
All donors must be at least at least 17 years old, be in good health, feel well the day of their donation and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors are encouraged to drink plenty of water and eat a meal before donating.
The Blood Drive will be held on Saturday, December 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army Cascade Community Church located at 35190 Delair Rd., Abbotsford, BC V3G 2E2. To sign up for a lifesaving appointment, visit: .
About Abbotsford Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre
Abbotsford Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre offers patients a wide range of oral and maxillofacial surgical services. Dr. Nayeem Esmail provides the highest quality oral surgery care for patients of all ages and use the latest techniques and equipment in a state-of-the-art facility. Services offered include dental implants, full-arch restoration, general extractions, bone grafting, wisdom teeth removal, and more. Abbotsford Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre proudly serves patients in the lower British Columbia mainland.