Canadian Blood Services is asking local residents to donate blood following the extreme snowfall in Halifax. The conditions have forced the unexpected cancellation of clinics across the region.
To make up for lost collections, national reserves are ensuring local patient needs continue to be met. If conditions are safe to do so, area residents are urged to help replenish blood supplies by booking an appointment.
“We’ve had to cancel nine clinics in Atlantic Canada this week and we really hope those who had planned to join us will return as soon as possible,” says Peter MacDonald, director of donor relations for Canadian Blood Services’ Atlantic region.
Donors in the Halifax area can donate by visiting the Halifax Blood Donor Clinic this week at 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 252. Clinic hours are:
Mondays from 3pm – 7pm
Tuesdays from 10am – 2pm
Wednesdays from 3pm – 7pm
Thursdays from 10am – 2pm
Fridays and Saturdays from 9am – 1pm
To book an appointment, locate a clinic, check your eligibility, and more, use the Give Blood App or visit blood.ca.
About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). We operate an integrated, pan-Canadian service delivery model that includes leading an interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation. Our national scope, infrastructure and governance make us unique in the Canadian healthcare landscape. Canadian Blood Services is regulated as a biologics manufacturer by Health Canada and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization.
Source: Media Release