Canadian Blood Services thankful

I’d like to sincerely thank residents of this community who responded to our recent urgent appeal for blood.

Editor:

Re: Blood inventory in critical condition

On behalf of Canadian Blood Services, I’d like to sincerely thank residents of this community who responded to our recent urgent appeal for blood.

When it really counted, you stepped up and helped ensure we could continue to meet patient needs across the country.

We are fortunate to have such dedicated donors, some of whom experienced longer donation times during this critical period.

Thanks to you, we are no longer in a critical situation. That doesn’t mean our work together stops here; the need for blood is constant.

We look forward to welcoming regular donors back again soon. If you’re a new donor, we hope you will consider making blood donation a regular part of your life.

We want donors to have the best experience possible. We’ve heard your suggestions and will continue to improve.

To begin, we’ve introduced Wi-Fi in our permanent clinics, created a new website that is mobile friendly, introduced a mobile app called GiveBlood and started publishing our weekly inventory online so it’s even easier for you to take action.

We have also introduced a new eligibility quiz to help you determine whether you can donate. To learn more, visit www.blood.ca.

Once again, thank you for your recent support and for helping to save or improve the life of a fellow Canadian.

Mark Donnison

Vice-President, Donor Relations

Canadian Blood Services

Editor’s note: The next Canadian Blood Services clinic in Ladysmith is Wednesday, Jan. 22  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

 

Just Posted

Chemainus Theatre promises next year will be a record-breaker

Mama Mia one of three blockbuster shows theatre brass expect to draw big audiences

Ladysmith Interact club students inspired and inspiring

Ladysmith Secondary School group making a difference in their community

IIO doesn’t recommend charges after motorcyclist death in Mill Bay

An off-duty VicPD officer was involved in the crash

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

Mount Washington opening for winter season this weekend

The resort’s original opening day was delayed due to lack of snow

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

There was a strong police presence outside the central Saint Lazare train station, where police in riot gear checked bags

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Canfor Corp. extending temporary curtailment of sawmills in B.C.; cutting hours

Vancouver-based company says the decision is due to declining lumber prices, high log costs and log supply constraints

Most Read