Blood Drive: Wednesday, August 23

The Town of Hampstead is pleased to host its 11th annual blood drive in collaboration with Héma-Québec. This event will take place:

Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: Irving L. Adessky Community Centre
  30 Lyncroft Rd.

The blood donor clinic has been organized by Michael Goldwax, Town Councillor, and chaired by his son, Brandon Baran-Goldwax, for the last 11 years. The organizing committee hopes to collect 120 units at this year’s event.

Even during summer months, 1,000 donations are required every day to meet the demand of Quebec hospitals. Someone in the province needs blood every 80 seconds. As blood products have a limited shelf life, the supply must be replenished constantly to ensure it remains at a sufficient level.

Any healthy person aged 18 years of older who meets Héma-Québec eligibility criteria can give blood as frequently as every 56 days, i.e., six times a year. Donors are encouraged to eat and be well hydrated before going to the drive.  A whole blood donation takes about 10 minutes. The entire process takes about an hour.

To determine whether or not you are eligible to give blood, call 1-800-847-2525 or visit the “Blood/Who can Donate Blood” section of the Héma-Québec website.

Keep up to date on the details by joining our event page on Facebook by clicking here, and pressing the “Interested” button.

For further information, please call 514 369-8200, ext. 8260.