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Bulletin: Senators and Canadian Blood Services To Host Blood Donor Clinic on Feb. 5

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators and Canadian Blood Services are asking fans to “give red” at the Senators-sponsored blood donor clinic that will take place Friday, Feb. 5, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at A.Y. Jackson High School, 150 Abbeyhill Dr., in Ottawa.


Spartacat, the Senators’ ambassador of fun, will be at the clinic from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Donors will have the chance to win Senators prize packages, which include hockey tickets that will be drawn each hour.

Canadian Blood Services will also offer donors who attend this clinic a chance to win one of 12 pairs of tickets to Canadian Blood Services Donor Appreciation Night, which will take place on Saturday, March 6, at the Scotiabank Place as part of the Senators game against their provincial rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Ottawa Senators and Canadian Blood Services would like to thank Baxter, Bell, Onx, IBM Canada, SAP Canada Inc. and Bayer for making this clinic possible.

During this winter season, Canadian Blood Services is asking the community to consider those in need of blood and blood products. Whether for hip and joint surgery, transplants or trauma patients such as car accident victims and patients with blood disorders, the need for blood is constant. On average, every 60 seconds someone in Canada requires blood or blood components. This year alone, Canadian Blood Services must collect more than 100,000 units of blood in the North/East Ontario regions to meet hospital demand.

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, and provides national leadership for organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Canadian Blood Services operates 40 permanent collection sites and more than 20,000 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. For more information, please visit www.blood.ca.

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