Weather forces clinic cancellations in Southern Ontario

Blood donors encouraged to re-book their appointments to replenish national inventory

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Due to inclement weather in certain regions of Southern Ontario Canadian Blood Services has cancelled a number of blood donor clinics.

Today's clinic cancellations include:

Burlington Blood Donor Clinic
1250 Brant Street, Burlington, ON
8 a.m.12 p.m.

Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON
8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus
120 Main Street, Ridgetown, ON
2:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Midland Mountainview Mall
9226 County Road 93, Midland, ON
2:00 – 7:00 p.m.

County of Simcoe Bloodmobile
1110 Highway 26, Midhurst, ON
10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

The remainder of blood donor clinics across the province remain open. Canadian Blood Services is encouraging affected donors to re-book their appointments, and all other eligible donors to considering booking an appointment today to help replenish and maintain the national blood inventory.

To book an appointment, download the GiveBlood app, visit blood.ca or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236 6283).

About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the supply of blood and blood products in all provinces and territories outside of Quebec. Canadian Blood Services also oversees the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, is establishing Canada's (excluding Quebec) national public cord blood bank and supports leading practices development, professional education and public awareness for organ and tissue donation and transplantation. In addition, Canadian Blood Services purchases manufactured plasma protein products, contributes to transfusion medicine research and provides diagnostic services in some provinces. It operates 41 permanent collection sites and more than 21,000 donor clinics annually. The provincial and territorial Ministries of Health provide operational funding to Canadian Blood Services. The federal government, through Health Canada, is responsible for regulating the blood system.

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SOURCE Canadian Blood Services

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