Press Release - December 2, 2004


PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Canadian Blood Services

OTTAWANS OF ALL FAITHS, IT'S IN YOU TO GIVE!

Ottawans of all faiths are invited to come together and celebrate their faith through the act of blood donation between December 18 and December 31, 2004 by taking part in the In Good Faith Holiday Blood Drive.

The In Good Faith Holiday Blood Drive is part of the Interfaith initiative, a partnership between Canadian Blood Services and the National Capital Interfaith Committee launched in September 2003. The goal of this partnership is to attract new blood donors by making blood donation an integral part of Ottawa's spiritual life.

During the Holiday season, community clinics will be held throughout the city (from the West to the East end) including, for the first time ever, in Christ Church Cathedral at 439 Queen Street. Christ Church Cathedral has generously offered to host a blood donor clinic in the Cathedral Hall on Wednesday, December 29 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please call 1-888-236-6283 to book an appointment. We need 84 donors to attend this clinic to help meet the need for blood and blood products over the holidays.

Canadian Blood Services in Ottawa is encouraging local residents to make an appointment to donate blood over the Holidays, and at least twice a year every year at convenient area donor clinics. Every donation can help save up to three lives! Individuals can contact Canadian Blood Services toll-free at 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283) for more information on upcoming community donor clinics, eligibility or to book an appointment.

PERMANENT DONOR CLINIC
1575 CARLING AVE. (@ Churchill)



For donor clinic and eligibility information or to book an appointment, call:
1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283)

Saturday, Dec. 18:
Monday, Dec. 20:
Tuesday, Dec. 21:
Wednesday, Dec. 22:
Thursday, Dec. 23:
Friday, Dec. 24:
Tuesday, Dec. 28:
Wednesday, Dec. 29:
Thursday, Dec. 30:
Friday, Dec. 31:
11:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY BLOOD DONOR CLINICS

OTTAWA Bloodmobile
Chapters, South Keys Shopping Centre
2210 Bank Street
Saturday, Dec.18 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
34 donors needed!
OTTAWA - Bloodmobile
Montfort Hospital
713 Montreal Road
Monday, Dec. 20 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
34 donors needed!
OTTAWA
Manulife Financial, Room
27055 Metcalfe Street
Monday, Dec. 20 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
84 donors needed!
OTTAWA Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ballroom C
101 Lyon Street
Tuesday, Dec. 21 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
185 donors needed!
OTTAWA Greenboro Community Centre (Gymnasium)
363 Lorry Greenberg Drive
Wednesday, Dec. 22 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
98 donors needed!
MERRICKVILLE Merrickville Community Centre (Main hall)
106 Read Street
Wednesday, Dec. 22 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
92 donors needed!
OTTAWA - Bloodmobile
Chapters, South Keys Shopping Centre
2210 Bank Street
Thursday, Dec. 23 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
34 donors needed!
KANATA Kanata Recreation Complexe
Upper Concourse
100 Walter Baker Place
Thursday, Dec. 23 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
305 donors needed!
OTTAWA - Bloodmobile
Chapters, South Keys Shopping Centre
2210 Bank Street
Tuesday, Dec. 28 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
34 donors needed!
OTTAWA
Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre
2525 Carling Ave.
Tuesday, Dec. 28 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
62 donors needed!
OTTAWA - Bloodmobile Chapters, South Keys Shopping Centre
2210 Bank Street
Wednesday, Dec.29 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
34 donors needed!
OTTAWA Christ Church Cathedral (Cathedral Hall)
439 Queen Street
Wednesday, Dec.29 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
84 donors needed!
OTTAWA - Bloodmobile Chapters, South Keys Shopping Centre
2210 Bank Street
Thursday, Dec. 30 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
34 donors needed!
HAWKESBURY École élémentaire publique Nouvel Horizon (Gymnasium)
433 Cartier Boulevard
Thursday, Dec. 30 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
222 donors needed!


For further information contact:

Julie Daoust
Communications Specialist
Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa
(613) 560-7219