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Blood donations needed on Easter weekend in Coquitlam

Canadian Blood Services is in desperate need of blood donations and his holding a blood donor clinic on Easter Sunday at Place Maillardville in Coquitlam. - Submitted photo
Canadian Blood Services is in desperate need of blood donations and his holding a blood donor clinic on Easter Sunday at Place Maillardville in Coquitlam.
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Coquitlam residents are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood this Easter long weekend.

According to a Canadian Blood Services press release, holidays and long weekends are traditionally a time when blood donations can decrease as people travel for holidays and are busy with family activities.

But the demand for blood and blood products remains constant and hospital patients will need your help and CBS needs people to book appointments at the blood donor clinic being held on Easter Sunday, April 24.

There are still dozens of appointments available at the upcoming Coquitlam blood donor clinic, which will run from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Call 1-888-236-6283 (1-888-2-DONATE) for more information or to book an appointment to donate. Appointments are recommended to help reduce clinic line-ups and waiting times. Those donors who already have scheduled appointments are encouraged to honour their appointments.

For more information about donor eligibility, visit blood.ca/eligibility or call 1-888-236-6283.

 

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