Charlottetown and area residents asked to donate blood
Canadian Blood Services is encouraging residents of Charlottetown and surrounding area to book an appointment to donate blood this fall.
Call 1-888-2-DONATE (1 888-236-6283) for blood donor clinic information, eligibility information or to book a life-saving appointment.
In addition to the lower donations which generally begin at this time of year due to inclement winter weather and the fast approaching holiday season, people are faced with an uncertain cold and flu season. For this reason, Canadian Blood Services is asking donors to donate now while they are healthy and to re-book an appointment for 56 days later. Canadian Blood Services reminds people that if they get a seasonal flu shot or the H1N1 vaccination, they can still give blood. However, donors should do so before their shots or wait for two days after the shot.
People can donate blood at the following location in Charlottetown: Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic, 85 Fitzroy St. — whole blood donor clinic, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3:30-7:30 p.m.; plasma clinic, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
“ Your blood donation is a gift that can be given every 56 days throughout the year to help hospital patients in need,” says a release.