Chilliwack blood donors encouraged to fill two banks in need this season

Food collected on behalf of Salvation Army of Chilliwack Community Food Bank at Chilliwack blood donor clinics

Do two good deeds at once by donating a non-perishable food item when donating blood at a Chilliwack blood donor clinic this holiday season.

In December, Canadian Blood Services will need 9,750 blood donors to give blood at clinics across the province and Food Banks British Columbia will need enough food to feed 70,000 people.

“The needs of both the blood bank and the food bank are great,” says Ed Yee, Director of Donor & Clinic Services for the B.C. & Yukon region of Canadian Blood Services. “But by rallying together, British Columbians can help fill up both of these banks at blood donor clinics across the province this December.”

Bleed & Feed food collection boxes will be at the front reception desk at all B.C. blood donor clinics from Dec. 1 to 31. Food collected at each clinic will go to that community’s local food bank. In Chilliwack, food collected will be donated to the Salvation Army of Chilliwack Community Food Bank.

“We’re thrilled that Canadian Blood Services is partnering with us for a second year in a row,” says Don Armstrong, President, Food Banks British Columbia. “By acting as a food drop-off location, they’re making it very simple for British Columbians to do two good deeds at once – bleed and feed!”

Blood is not only needed for trauma victims over the holiday season, but for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments, cardiac surgeries and organ transplants – procedures that all routinely take place around the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

There are still 250 donation appointments available at Chilliwack blood donor clinics. Donors can book appointments to give blood in one of two ways – by calling 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or by booking online at www.blood.ca.

Upcoming Chillwack clinics include:

Broadway Church, 46611 Maple Ave.

• Dec. 12, 2 to 7:30 p.m.

• Dec. 30, 12 to 5:30 p.m.

 

Central Community Church, 46100 Chilliwack Central Rd.

• Dec. 26, 2 to 7:30  p.m.

For more information on Canadian Blood Services, visit www.blood.ca

To learn more about your local food bank, visit www.foodbanksbc.ca.

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