Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Give the gift of blood!

Dear Saanich South,

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

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)

Best, Lana