Edmonton residents asked to add one more gift to their list

December 5, 2017 by  

Edmonton residents are reminded that, after the holiday rush is over, there will still be one more gift on their list to give.

Canadian Blood Services has planned a blood donor clinic the city’s city hall, and everyone is asked to come out and give ‘the gift of life’. The contributions will be used in cases of accident, for surgeries, or to treat certain diseases such as hemophilia, cancer, immune system issues and other medical conditions.

According to the organizers, if it is to continue to be able to meet the needs of the Canadian population for blood and blood products, it will need 100,000 new donors each year, and the Edmonton blood drive can help to meet that goal. The entire process of making a donation takes about one hour, and afterwards, those who gave blood will be able to go about their daily activities.

Those who would like to give blood need to be 17 years of age or older, and meet the criteria that have been set out by Canadian Blood Services. Reusable pop-up banners can be utilized to let the public know when an event is like this is going on in their community.

The clinic will be taking place on January 4, 2018, and it will operate between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Additional details can be found on the organizer’s website.