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Red Deerians urged to give blood before Dec. 31st

  • Dec. 20, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Canadian Blood Services is reminding donors and potential donors in Red Deer of the importance of booking an appointment to give blood right away and that clinics are open over the holidays.

The winter months come with the added challenges inclement weather creates.

As donors in many areas contend with poor weather, it’s even more important for other current and new donors to make and keep their appointments.

As a result of poor weather across the country, Canadian Blood Services has had to cancel a number of clinics and has also seen a decline in the number of donors able to attend clinics.

Book an appointment now to donate before Dec. 31st and bring your friends and family with you.

The Red Deer blood donor clinic at #5– 5020 68 St. still has 267 appointments left to fill.

Visit blood.ca to view and share a new video e-card created for the holidays that shows how Ken, a donor, makes a difference for a patient like Noah who will require blood products for the rest of his life.

Every minute of every day, someone like Noah will need blood; this does not stop over the holiday season.

When you donate blood you make holiday joy possible for patients requiring blood and blood products while they receive cancer treatment, require emergency care or undergo life-saving surgery.

Make a resolution to give life now and in the New Year.

To book an appointment, locate a clinic, check your eligibility, and more, use the Give Blood App or visit blood.ca.

-Weber

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