LETTER: Thanks for the blood donations, Port Alberni

Generous donors in Port Alberni have made a vital difference in the lives of thousands of patients

To the Editor,

On behalf of all of us at Canadian Blood Services, I would like to thank Port Alberni residents who support patients in Canada by giving blood.

Generous donors in Port Alberni have made a vital difference in the lives of thousands of patients who needed blood products. On average, someone in Canada requires blood or blood products every 60 seconds. And while one in two Canadians is eligible to donate, only one in 60 does. This is what makes your commitment and generosity so appreciated.

Community volunteers from Port Alberni are also an important part of our clinic team. We appreciate and value their time and support in ensuring Canadian patients get the blood products they need.

Canadian Blood Services operates regularly scheduled clinics in Port Alberni and we will be back again this month. New donors are always welcome.

To book an appointment for any upcoming clinic, download the GiveBlood app available for iOS on the App Store or for Android on Google Play, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit blood.ca.

Somewhere in our community, a patient will be thankful for the precious time you’ve helped give them to spend with their family this holiday season.

David Patterson, Director, B.C. and Yukon

Canadian Blood Services

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