Gift of life sought

Canadian Blood Services will hold blood donor clinic in Vernon Dec. 19 and 20.

North Okanagan residents are being asked to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life at Christmas.

Canadian Blood Services has launched its annual Holiday Miracle campaign and a blood donor clinic will be held in Vernon Dec. 19 and 20.

“Holiday miracles do exist,” said Gayle Voyer, 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.”

Upcoming clinics at Vernon’s Trinity United Church include:

Dec. 19 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. – nine appointments open.

Dec. 20 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. – 16 appointments open.

Residents can book a donation appointment at or calling 1-888-236-6283.