The goal of the Canadian Blood Services’ Sirens for Life Alberta Challenge is to collect 1,152 blood and plasma donations, and bring in 88 new donors throughout the month of January to support patients who are in need of blood. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

The goal of the Canadian Blood Services’ Sirens for Life Alberta Challenge is to collect 1,152 blood and plasma donations, and bring in 88 new donors throughout the month of January to support patients who are in need of blood. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer Emergency Services workers to donate blood

Canadian Blood Services campaign aims to collect 1,152 blood and plasma donations

Red Deer Emergency Services workers will donate blood as part of this year’s Sirens for Life Alberta Challenge.

The goal of the Canadian Blood Services campaign is to collect 1,152 blood and plasma donations, and bring in 88 new donors throughout the month of January to support patients who are in need of blood.

“Canadian Blood Services is asking (central Albertans) to help save a life and change so many more by donating blood and plasma in support of their local emergency services teams,” the nonprofit organization said in a media release.

“Your donations matter. Every donation causes a ripple effect that goes on to help people be there for their families, give back to their communities, and improve the lives of others.”

Red Deer Emergency Services will donate blood at the Red Deer Canadian Blood Services location later this week.

“There are many ways you can make lifesaving contributions to Canadian Blood Services that will have a lasting impact in the lives of others,” said Canadian Blood Services.

“The Give 3 in 2023 challenge asks people across Canada to commit to supporting patients in three different ways. Whole blood, plasma and platelet donations are critical for saving lives, but Canadians are also encouraged to join the national stem cell registry, register their intent to be an organ and tissue donor, and make financial contributions to Canadian Blood Services that can support research and innovation and boost our efforts to collect life essentials of all kinds for patients.”

Each person can determine what works best for them using the suggested giving commitments at 3in2023.blood.ca.

For more information on 3 in 2023 campaign, visit www.3in2023.blood.ca. To book an appointment to donate blood, download the GiveBlood app, call 1-888-2-DONATE or visit www.blood.ca.



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