Blood donor clinic Dec. 17 benefits St. Joseph’s Food Bank

Canadian Blood Services' Bleed and Feed campaign is now underway

The Bleed and Feed campaign is back for the third year in a row, and an upcoming blood donor clinic Dec. 17 will help fill the shelves at St. Joseph’s Food Bank.

The Canadian Blood Services’ initiative is carried out nation-wide, and helps about 100,000 people.

Blood is a lifeline for many people during the festive season, including car accident victims with major bleeding or individuals who need a liver transplant, cardiovascular surgery or cancer treatment.

The program is run in partnership with Food Banks B.C., and asks participants to donate non-perishable food items when they come in to give blood. The Mission clinic will be held at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church (8312 Cedar St.) from 2 to 7 p.m.

Book a donation appointment at blood.ca or by calling 1-888 2 DONATE.

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