clinic closure

Continues to balance demand for blood with needs of patients Ottawa, ON – Today, Canadian Blood Services announced several changes to the operation of Canada’s blood system to improve the efficiency and consistency of collections. Changes include closing three permanent clinics, replacing a permanent clinic with a mobile clinic, discontinuing mobile blood donor clinics in 16 communities, adjusting clinic schedules across the country, and concluding the bloodmobile program. “These clinic changes will ensure we are able to continue to balance blood demand with the needs of Canadian patients,”

June 21, 2013 (CALGARY) – Please note that due to flooding, clinics originally planned for Calgary and Lethbridge have been cancelled. For those of you outside Calgary and Lethbridge who have already scheduled appointments, please keep them as planned. For anyone considering making a donation, please call 1 888 2 DONATE, or click here to book an appointment. For our donors and staff in the affected areas, please stay safe. Thanks for your support! - 30 -

Moncton June 5, 2014 (CANADA) – Due to the developing situation in Moncton, New Brunswick Canadian Blood Services has cancelled clinics at 500 Mapleton Road in Moncton until further notice. Given the close proximity of the clinic to the lockdown zone our priority is ensuring the safety of our staff, donors and volunteers. Clinics in Saint John and Fredericton will continue as usual. Canadian Blood Services extends our sympathies to the families of RCMP officers lost in the line of duty and to others affected by the tragedy in Moncton. Our thoughts are also with members of the RCMP, other

Mobile blood donor clinics to return in 2014 Grand Falls-Windsor, January 30, 2014 – After careful review and consideration, Canadian Blood Services has decided to change its collections model for Grand Falls-Windsor by introducing mobile blood donor clinics to the community and closing the Grand Falls-Windsor permanent blood donor clinic effective February 13, 2014. All Canadian Blood Services employees in Grand Falls-Windsor – 10 part-time employees – will be affected and were informed earlier today. “We value and appreciate the support and loyalty of our community partners, donors and