Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Community News

Wanted: Heroes

Blood bank donations needed over Easter

By Nancy Bryan, Canadian Blood Services

 

etween now and April 6, Easter Monday we are in need of 5700 Spring Break and Easter Hero’s to book appointments and donate blood.


Communities need to rally together because it takes many units of blood to save a patient. One blood donation equals one unit of blood. It can take:

• 50 blood donors needed to help someone in a car crash
• 5 blood donors needed to help someone in cancer treatment
• 8 blood donors needed a week to help someone with leukemia
• 5 blood donors needed to save someone who needs heart surgery

In the community of Chilliwack you can donate blood at:

Neighbourhood Learning Centre
46361 Yale Road
Monday, 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm
March 16, 30,
April 13*, 27

* clinic will be held at Broadway Church, 46611 Maple Avenue
 
Please consider donating blood with someone you know. 1 out of every 2 people who donate for the first time bring a co-worker, a friend or a family member
 
To book an individual appointment Call 888-2DONATE (236-6283) For on the go convenience download the GiveBlood app or book at www.blood.ca

 

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