Letter: This is where you can donate blood in New Westminster


On behalf of all of us at Canadian Blood Services, I would like to thank the Anvil Centre for opening their facility recently to host our mobile donation events this summer on July 23 and Aug. 5.

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They opened their doors for us while remaining closed to all other activities. It was this support from the staff at the Anvil Centre and the City of New Westminster that allowed us to continue to save lives of hospital patients in need.

Our generous blood donors in New Westminster continue to make a vital difference in the lives of thousands of patients who needed blood products. On average, someone in Canada requires blood or blood products every 60 seconds. And while one in two Canadians is eligible to donate, only one in 60 does.

This is what makes your commitment and generosity so appreciated.

Our community volunteers in New Westminster are also an important part of our clinic team. We appreciate and value their time and support in supporting our mobile donation events in your community.

Canadian Blood Services operates regularly scheduled clinics in New Westminster and we will be back again at the Anvil Centre Nov. 25, Dec. 21, Jan. 7and March 15. New donors are always welcome. Please check your eligibility and book an appointment prior to visiting our mobile donation events.

To book an appointment for any upcoming event, download the GiveBlood app available for iOS on the App Store or for Android on Google Play, visit blood.ca/BC or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

Razvan Sichitiu and Anika McDonald, Canadian Blood Services                       


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