Blood Donor Clinic Coming Up!!!, News (Orangeville Minor Hockey)

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Blood Donor Clinic Coming Up!!!
Submitted By Joanne Wilson on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
 

Collecting blood during the colder winter months can be challenging - bad weather can keep people indoors and many donors are vacationing.  As a result of winter weather and storms, Canadian Blood Services has seen a decline in attendance at their clinics.   As a region, Ontario clinics have been severely impacted by weather, causing lower than normal attendance and collections – to the tune of over 1000 lost units.  Canadian Blood Services needs your help in April & May to help replace those units of blood so I challenge you to contact me and start planning your own group blood drive at a local clinic.

 

Tara Gutscher, Territory Manager – [email protected] 519-884-5646x4883

 

The April and May Clinic dates are as follows:

 

Orangeville Blood Donor Clinics
Orangeville Best Western - 7 Buena Vista Dr, Orangeville, ON L9W 0A2

Monday April 30th 2pm-7pm

Monday May 28th 2pm-7pm

 

Have you ever donated blood before?  It’s easy to do, takes about an hour, and you’ll have a direct impact on the life of a hospital patient in need.  

Did you know?

  • 52% of Canadians say that they or a family member has needed blood or blood products
  • There is no substitute for human blood and it can’t be stored for long.  In fact, some components of the blood have a shelf life of only 5 days. 
  • Leukemia patients can use up to 8 units of blood per week during treatment and 50 units of blood could be needed to help just one car accident victim.
  • Canadian Blood Services collects blood every day of the year, except Christmas Day, because it is used every day.

 

Not sure if you are eligible to donate? 

Take the online quiz Click HERE or call 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

 

I really look forward to hearing from you about this. I will follow up soon to chat by phone!

 

Tara Gutscher

Territory Manager

 

[email protected]

Office: 519-884-5646 x4883

Cell: 226-748-8375

 

To book an appointment to donate visit www.blood.ca.

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