Welcome spring with a blood donation!
Spring is around the corner, and to mark this renewal, why not make a blood donation to help those in need of a blood transfusion regain their health.
St. Kevin Parish Côte-des-Neiges invites you to the blood drive to be held on Thursday, April 17th 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the church located at 5600, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges in Montréal. The members of the volunteers’ team hope to welcome 50 donors.
In Québec, someone needs blood every 80 seconds. The collective blood supply belongs to all. Regardless of where the blood is collected, it is processed and tested, and then sent wherever the needs are, wherever it is necessary to contribute to saving lives. Every day, Héma-Québec must collect at least 1,000 blood donations to meet all the needs of Québec hospitals.
Who can donate?
Any healthy person aged 18 and over can generally donate blood.
Donors who escaped the winter cold this year by spending a few days in the hot sand are advised to check if their destination is considered at risk for malaria by visiting the Héma-Québec Web site at www.hema-quebec.qc.ca, or contacting Donor Services at 1-800-847-2525.
Before going to a blood drive, you can verify your eligibility by contacting Donor Services or consulting the BLOOD (Who Can Donate Blood?) section of the Héma-Québec Web site.