Armstrong blood clinic alters schedule

Canadian Blood Services is making changes to its clinic schedule in Armstrong and is looking for more blood donors to step forward

Canadian Blood Services is making changes to its clinic schedule in Armstrong and is looking for more blood donors to step forward to give the gift of life.

The blood agency will be adding two new clinics June 11 and 12. The Armstrong clinics will then run every eight weeks throughout the year.

“This change is designed to provide more convenience and choice for our blood donors, by running clinics more frequently throughout the year,” notes Anita Dunford, events specialist for the Southern Interior.

With these changes comes the need for more donors. Because Canadian Blood Services’ next visit to Armstrong will be four weeks shy of a normal eight-week rotation schedule, donors who give at these clinics in Armstrong will not be eligible to donate in June.

“We need 80 new donors to give blood at our new mobile clinics in order to collect enough blood for hospital patients,” notes Dunford.

Armstrong’s new upcoming two-day mobile clinic will be at the hall at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3335 Patterson St. June 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. and June 12 from noon to 4 p.m.

To book an appointment, call 1-888-2-DONATE or book online at  www.blood.ca.