June 7, 2023Print | PDF
Blood donors make all the difference to the thousands of Canadians who rely on blood and blood products.
Wilfrid Laurier University invites blood donors to make a life-changing donation during National Blood Donor Week, June 11 to 17, 2023, at a Canadian Blood Services location or mobile clinic. A proud member of Canadian Blood Services’ Partners for Life program, Laurier will adopt the clinic location at 94 Bridgeport Road East in Waterloo to celebrate the essential role of blood donors in keeping Canada’s national inventory of blood products strong.
Canadian Blood Services needs more than 100,000 new donors every year to join Canada’s Lifeline. While there are over 17.5 million eligible donors in Canada, less than 2% donate blood or plasma. Help keep our communities healthy and strong by joining Laurier’s Partners for Life team and giving blood.
All members of the Laurier community – including faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university – can join Laurier’s Partners for Life team of blood donors. Since 2010, Laurier’s Partners for Life team has contributed more than 5,000 units of blood to Canadian Blood Services.
Members of Laurier’s Partners for Life team can book online to donate at any Canadian Blood Services location or mobile clinic.
In Waterloo, the Canadian Blood Services clinic is located at 94 Bridgeport Road East – a short distance from Laurier’s Waterloo campus. Book an appointment online to give during the following times:
New this spring, Canadian Blood Services will provide pizza for groups of three or more who donate on Thursdays at its Waterloo clinic location. Free transportation to and from the clinic is also available. Contact Gina Leyva, community development manager at Canadian Blood Services, at email@example.com to arrange a group donation and transportation.
In Brantford, Canadian Blood Services will hold mobile clinics on June 24, July 4, July 22, Aug. 1 and Aug. 26. Book online to reserve your appointment. Transportation from Laurier’s Brantford campus to the clinic will be provided at no charge. Contact Gina Leyva, community development manager at Canadian Blood Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange transportation.
Not everyone can give blood. There are other ways to support Laurier’s partnership with Canadian Blood Services:
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.