Feb. 4, 2021Print | PDF
February is here and with it brings Valentine’s Day and Family Day. As well as experiencing the warm, fuzzy feelings these occasions bring, consider sharing your Laurier love by giving blood this month.
Wilfrid Laurier University is a Canadian Blood Services’ Partner for Life and makes an annual pledge of blood donations. Laurier has pledged 375 blood donations for 2021, a pledge the university hopes to meet and exceed with continued support from Laurier blood donors. Last year, Laurier donors contributed a record-breaking 477 units of blood during Canadian Blood Services clinics, exceeding the university’s pledge of 350.
“Laurier’s blood donors gave generously in 2020 and by doing so helped our communities thrive during challenging times,” says Carleen Carroll, assistant vice-president: External Relations at Laurier. “The need for blood is ongoing and I encourage all who are able to give this life-saving gift.”
Canadian Blood Services’ clinic at 84 Bridgeport Road in Waterloo welcomes blood donors during the following days and times, but appointments must be booked in advance online:
Canadian Blood Services will host donor clinics at the following locations throughout Brant and Waterloo Region:
Laurier blood donors living outside Brant and Waterloo Region can visit blood.ca to book an appointment at a clinic in their area. To support Laurier’s pledge, use the pledge ID WILF001529 upon check in or complete the Partners for Life registration form.
It is safe to donate blood during COVID-19. Visit the Canadian Blood Services website for details about donor health requirements, screening measures and cleaning practices. If you are unsure if you are eligible to donate, please visit the Canadian Blood Services eligibility page or call 1-888-2-DONATE to speak with a nurse.