Blood donors thanked

I would like to thank Nanaimo residents who support Canadian patients by giving blood.

To the Editor,

On behalf of Canadian Blood Services and our territory manager, I would like to thank Nanaimo residents who support Canadian patients by giving blood.

In late April, we announced the need for 200,000 blood donations by July. Thousands of eligible donors answered the call for support and helped us collect more than 193,000 donations. Approximately 1,400 donations were collected in Nanaimo, which helped us meet hospital demand.

As some of our regular donors are busy with vacation and family time in the summer months, we always welcome new donors. To book an appointment for any upcoming Nanaimo clinics, download the GiveBlood app, visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2DONATE.

We can’t thank you enough for the valuable gift you and other gracious donors provide to those in need. Please know that your time, selflessness and spirit of giving in Nanaimo are appreciated. Somewhere in Canada, a patient will be thankful.

David Pattersondirector, donor relations, B.C. and YukonCanadian Blood Services