Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Bloodmobile cometh

Ready to open your veins for a good cause? Beginning November 23, you will be able to donate blood right on campus.

In the past, up to 10 donors from the College were shuttled to a nearby temporary clinic to give blood. But now, the Canadian Blood Services Bloodmobile will be hosted at the New Westminster Campus, and they'll be processing upwards of 40 donors per Bloodmobile day.

A clinic on wheels, the Bloodmobile will pull up near the corner of 7th Avenue along Royal and collect pints of blood (or their metric equivalents) from 10am-4pm each Bloodmobile day. Clinics will run every eight weeks, schedule permitting.

The first on-campus Bloodmobile day is November 23. To donate blood, students can just show up, ID in hand. But donors are encouraged to make an appointment at 1-888-2DONATE to ensure they get a space.

Donors are also encouraged to register as a Douglas College member of the Partners for Life team:

1. Go to the Partners for Life webpage.

2. Click on the red "Member" puzzle piece, and fill in the blanks.

3. When asked for the Partner ID, enter DOUG002414.

Questions? Contact Meg Stainsby at 604 527 5284.