During the holiday season there is an increased need for blood donations.
Canadian Blood Services has a donation center at 3449 Saanich Road (map).
The center is open today and tomorrow from 10:30am - 6:00pm, and also on Saturday December 29th, from 9:30am-4:00pm
Regular hours are Tuesday to Thursday, from 10:30am - 6:00pm and every other Saturday, from 9:30am - 4:00pm.
Appointments are preferred, but they can accommodate walk-ins. To book an appointment call 250 382 2213.
More information is available at www.blood.ca
A few good reasons to give blood:
- Blood transfusions save lives.
- There’s no substitute for human blood.
- Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion.
- About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood.
- A pint of blood, separated in to components, can help up to three people.
- Do something that truly helps the community.
- You’ll learn your blood type. (Adapted from Blood Centers of the Pacific)