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This summer, book an appointment to give blood

This summer, keep hearts beating. Help people who need a blood transfusion regain their health.

 

It’s possible to plan a donation now for the blood drive BY THE EMERGENCY SERVICES, which will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Champagneur College located at 3713 Queen Street, Rawdon. The target for that event is 90 donors.

 

One thousand blood donations are required every day to ensure an optimal reserve level. This is true both in normal circumstances and during a pandemic. Héma-Québec counts on thousands of generous donors to roll up their sleeve during the summer season.

 

Héma-Québec has everything in place to ensure that donating continues to be a safe experience. Many measures at all collection sites, including access control at the sites by taking the temperature of donors and volunteers, additional sanitizing measures, and revised logistical organization of the drives in order to respect the distancing measures.

 

To see all the measures deployed.

 

It’s also necessary to make an appointment before going to a blood drive. You can contact: 1‑800-343-7264, or email: igive@hema-quebec.qc.ca, or make an appointment online: Web Form – Héma-Québec.

 

Héma-Québec’s activities are considered priorities and essential, and are not subject to the travel restriction measures. If necessary, travel authorization will be emailed to you the day before your appointment.

 

Can I still donate blood if I have been vaccinated against COVID-19?

Yes, someone who has been vaccinated and is feeling well may donate without delay. Autorised vaccines by Health Canada do not involve a blood donation prohibition period. Before going to a blood drive, you can check your eligibility with Donor Services at 1-800-847-2525 or visit the Héma-Québec website at Héma-Québec, Donors > Blood > Who Can Donate?

 

About Héma-Québec

Héma-Québec’s mission is to efficiently meet the Quebec population’s needs for blood and other high-quality biological products of human origin. Héma-Québec has more than 1,300 employees, nearly 225,000 donors of blood, stem cells, breast milk and human tissue, as well as thousands of volunteers at blood drive sites. Héma-Québec delivers nearly 750,000 human-derived biological products to Quebec hospitals every year to meet patients’ needs.

 

Give blood. Give life.

 

For more information:

Héma-Québec

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https://www.hema-quebec.qc.ca/index.en.html