Give thanks by giving blood
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Oct 03, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Give thanks by giving blood

St. Marys Journal Argus

Many of us can be thankful for our good health. This Thanksgiving, share your health with someone who needs you — give blood. Your generosity will help save someone’s life, and give a family like yours something to be very thankful for.

Canadian Blood Services' next Blood Donor Clinic in St. Marys will be held from 4-8 p.m. at the Pyramid Centre. Visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) today to book your appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Donations can decrease around long weekends because many regular donors are away or busy with family activities, but the need for blood never takes a holiday. Between Oct. 7-19, Canadian Blood Services needs to collect 6,700 donations in Southern Ontario. Right now, a large majority of those appointments are still available.

For the St. Marys clinic, Canadian Blood Services hopes to see 77 donors.

“Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood — often from more than one blood donor. Just one patient battling leukemia may need up to eight blood donations a week during treatment,” says Selena Landry, Community Development Coordinator for Canadian Blood Services. ”

Visit Thankyourdonor.ca to see the impact your donation can have. "The website, where blood recipients and their families can post personal stories and photos, is inspirational,” Landry says.

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