Blood donors needed during week of Christmas

Blood donor clinics on Dec. 23 and 27 still have several spots open which need to be filled.

Canadian Blood Services is urging Chilliwack residents to donate blood during the holiday season and give someone a miracle.

CBS has launched its annual Holiday Miracle campaign (Dec. 2, 2013 to Jan. 4, 2014) and is counting on Canadians to help it collect more than 75,500 blood donations nationally and 14,400 locally to help meet hospital needs.

Locally, there are two upcoming blood donor clinics, both of which still have spots open to donate. Next week’s clinics fall on Monday, Dec. 23 (1:30 to 7:30 p.m.) and Friday, Dec. 27 (noon to 5 p.m.) at Broadway Church (46611 Maple Ave.).

CBS is in great need of blood donors especially on Dec. 27 as there are still more than 60 appointments open.

“Holiday miracles do exist,” said Nancy Bryan, a partnership specialist with Canadian Blood Services. “The generosity of one stranger to another in our clinics often means helping to save a stranger’s life.”

Blood is a lifeline for many people during the festive season, including individuals living with leukemia, women who require blood products to save the life of their baby, or car accident victims with major bleeding.

“During the holiday season many organizations and individuals are looking for a way to give back. They can save many lives by adopting a clinic and asking their contacts to book a time to donate,” said Bryan.

“A blood donation is the perfect gift. It costs nothing and it’ll give someone a miracle this holiday season.”

B.C. residents can book a donation appointment by visiting or calling 1-888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

Note: Some blood donors cancel their appointments at the last minute. If you call one or two days before the clinic date, there is still a chance to book an appointment.

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