Donate blood this weekend

Canadian Blood Services is urging Cloverdale residents to donate blood this long weekend.

The organization is holding a clinic at the Cloverdale Catholic Parish Centre (17475 59 Ave.) on Aug. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 1-888-2-DONATE (366283), but communications specialist Marcelo Dominguez said walk-ins will be accepted.

This summer Canadian Blood Services sent out a "Blood Signal," a call to action to Canadians to book a blood donation.

"As a result of nearly 12,000 unfilled appointments so far this summer, coupled with constant hospital demand, Canadian Blood Services is forecasting a need for 51,000 appointments to be filled between now and Labour Day to replenish stocks," the organization said in a media release, adding the summer months are always challenging for Canada's blood supply.



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