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Are you currently a BLOOD DONOR?

Have you considered BECOMING a blood donor??

Half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who will need blood at some point in their lives. That’s 17.5 million reasons why it’s time to save a life.
The need for blood is constant. This is especially true for patients in Canada that have conditions that require regular blood transfusions, such as patients with cancer or blood disorders.
 Giving blood is one of the most direct ways you can help someone.

In the past 10 years, Lord Tweedsmuir (Surrey) students, staff members, alumni and parents have donated more than 1200 units of blood.  They are currently ranked as one of the top 10 schools in Canada for donations in the Young Blood Challenge! The Young Blood Challenge is a competition amongst secondary schools across Canada, with prizes given to the top donating schools in each region. Lord Tweedsmuir has been the recipient of prize money twice. The school awarded the money as scholarships to graduating students that participated in the Young Blood for Life program.

For more information on how you can help and to book an appointment to save a life, download the GiveBlood app or go to blood.ca.



Permanent Clinic Locations:

In Surrey:
15285 101 Avenue – across from Guildford Mall.
Open Wednesday to Friday from 1:00pm to 7:00pm, and Saturday from 8:30am to 2:30pm.

In Vancouver:
Downtown’s best kept secret – it has it’s very own blood donor clinic!
888 Dunsmuir Street (2nd floor) – across from Caffe Artigiano
Open Monday to Wednesday  8:00am to 2:00pm

On Oak Street:
4750 Oak – next door to Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Open Monday to Friday 11 to 7 and Saturdays 8:30 to 4:30 

Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operating at arm's length from government. We manage the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Québec). Canadian Blood Services operates Canada’s blood supply in a manner that gains the trust, commitment and confidence of all Canadians by providing a safe, secure, cost-effective, affordable and accessible supply of quality blood, blood products and their alternatives. We recruit voluntary donors and collects whole blood at over 36 permanent sites and approximately 14,000 clinics each year.

Half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who will need blood at some point in their lives. That’s 17.5 million reasons why it’s time to save a life.

·         The need for blood is constant. This is especially true for patients in Canada that have conditions that require regular blood transfusions, such as patients with cancer or blood disorders.

·         Giving blood is one of the most direct ways you can help someone.

·         Donating blood is not hard to do. To donate, you must be at least 17 years of age, in general good health, and feeling well on the day of your donation. 

Donors play an important role in helping to maintain a strong supply of blood and platelets for patients, especially during the holidays when collecting blood can be challenging.  

·         Everyone has a role to play in helping patients in need. Some important ways you can give life include:

o   donating blood

o   registering as a potential stem cell donor

o   learning about donating cord blood to the national public cord blood bank

o   committing to being an organ, eye and tissue donor through your provincial program and letting your loved ones know about your wishes.

·  For more information on how you can help and to book an appointment to save a life, download the GiveBlood app or go to blood.ca.

- See more at: http://www.thepeak.fm/CanadianBloodServices.aspx#sthash.qTUp0qDS.dpuf

Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operating at arm's length from government. We manage the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Québec). Canadian Blood Services operates Canada’s blood supply in a manner that gains the trust, commitment and confidence of all Canadians by providing a safe, secure, cost-effective, affordable and accessible supply of quality blood, blood products and their alternatives. We recruit voluntary donors and collects whole blood at over 36 permanent sites and approximately 14,000 clinics each year.

Half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who will need blood at some point in their lives. That’s 17.5 million reasons why it’s time to save a life.

·         The need for blood is constant. This is especially true for patients in Canada that have conditions that require regular blood transfusions, such as patients with cancer or blood disorders.

·         Giving blood is one of the most direct ways you can help someone.

·         Donating blood is not hard to do. To donate, you must be at least 17 years of age, in general good health, and feeling well on the day of your donation. 

Donors play an important role in helping to maintain a strong supply of blood and platelets for patients, especially during the holidays when collecting blood can be challenging.  

·         Everyone has a role to play in helping patients in need. Some important ways you can give life include:

o   donating blood

o   registering as a potential stem cell donor

o   learning about donating cord blood to the national public cord blood bank

o   committing to being an organ, eye and tissue donor through your provincial program and letting your loved ones know about your wishes.

·  For more information on how you can help and to book an appointment to save a life, download the GiveBlood app or go to blood.ca.

- See more at: http://www.thepeak.fm/CanadianBloodServices.aspx#sthash.qTUp0qDS.dpuf