On Wednesday November 20, the Bell Centre will host the Montreal Canadiens – evenko Blood Drive, presented in collaboration with RDS and in support of Hema-Quebec. Like every year, donors are expected for this special day to help Héma-Québec collect much needed units of blood. From 8 am until 7 pm, members of the Montreal Canadiens organization, Montreal Canadiens Alumni, evenko and RDS celebrities will be there to meet the donors and thank them for their generosity. New this year, Sun Life Financial will be present to offer diabetes prevention and awareness during the event.
The Canadiens’ Blood Drive was initiated by Jean Béliveau and Claude Mouton in 1981. Since 1998, the Montreal Canadiens organize their drive in collaboration with Héma-Québec, the supplier of blood in Québec. According to Hema-Québec, the Canadiens’ Blood Drive is very important since the expected number of donors represent two thirds of the daily blood supply in Québec. It should be known that to meet Quebecers’ needs Héma-Québec must collect a minimum of 1,000 donations per day. Over the past 30 years, the Montreal Canadiens’ Blood Drive helped save over 100 000 lives.
Héma-Québec was created in September 1998 to efficiently provide adequate quantities of safe, optimal blood components, substitutes, human tissues and cord blood to meet the needs of all Quebecers; and provide and develop expertise along with specialized and innovative services and products in the fields of transfusion medicine and human tissue transplantation
WHAT:Canadiens-evenko Blood Donor Clinic
WHO:Current players and coaching staff, Members of the Montreal Canadiens organization and Alumni, evenko and RDS Celebrities, Youppi!
WHEN:Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE:Centre Bell – ice level
(medias – entrance at 1225 St. Antoine)
(donors – main entrance at 1909, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montreal, section 116)
Parking: Centre Bell, 1275 St. Antoine West
*Bell Centre parking coupons will be provided to donors (according to availability)