Blood donour clinics back in Parksville

Canada’s blood supply has declined throughout the summer and it’s time to top it up, says the Canadian Blood Services

  • Sep. 24, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Canadian Blood Services is asking new and current blood donors to help return the national inventory to an optimal level.

Canada’s blood supply has declined throughout the summer and it’s time to top it up. Each week, a minimum of 16,000 units of blood need to be collected for use in a range of life-saving procedures, such as surgeries and cancer treatments.

“When people make an appointment, they’re making an appointment to save a life,” said David Patterson, director of donor relations, B.C. and Yukon region. It can take many donations to help a patient. For example, it can take up to eight donors a week to help someone with leukemia.

“The feeling you get from donating blood and helping to save a life is worth every minute. We invite Parksville residents to make an appointment to donate blood today.”

Upcoming clinics in Parksville to receive your much-needed donation include:

Sept. 29 and 30 from noon to

6 p.m. at the Parksville Community Centre on Jensen Avenue East.

— CBS news release

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