Help Save a Life!

Canadian Blood Services

This month, Canadian Blood Services is asking members of the Congregation Emanu-El to take the time and help save a life by making an appointment to donate blood at our Victoria Donation Centre at 3449 Saanich Rd in Victoria.

Blood donation? I’ve always thought of doing that but haven’t done it!  How do I get involved? Well, the process itself is actually very simple, it only takes about 1 hour to donate, and you get FREE juice and cookies at the end of your donation. All you need to do is check to make sure you’re eligible to donate, and then visit www.blood.ca to make an appointment! You can check your eligibility by taking a quick quiz by clicking HERE. One of the easiest ways to get started is to come together as a group to donate, there’s nothing better than supporting your friends and family during a donation. Contact bookagroupbc@blood.ca or verna.chow@blood.ca to book your group or for more information on how to get organized!

As a bonus, this month, Browns Social House is offering a $5 voucher for anyone who comes in during the month of March, redeemable at their UPTOWN or the Victoria West locations as a special “THANK YOU” to our donors! There’s no better time to donate.
As if that’s not enough reasons to give already, we know that our hospital patients are always 100% dependent on volunteers like YOU to help save lives. Here are some reasons to give, what will yours be?

  1.  It can take up to 50 donations to help save the life of a car crash victim.
  2. It can take up to 8 donations PER WEEK to help save the life of a leukemia patient.
  3. 50% of Canadians will need blood or know someone who will.
  4. 50% of Canadians are eligible to donate but only 1/60 ever will.
  5. We need 112,000 NEW donors EACH YEAR.