September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Donate Blood

During the month of September, we bring awareness to the thousands of children with cancer, cancer patients require blood and blood products to support their treatments.  Group donations can be scheduled and all Barrie and area residents are encouraged to get involved by donating blood at a local clinic.

This summer has been the most challenging time of year to keep up with patient demand, and “back to school” activities further delay the return of donors to the routine of saving lives. There are plenty of opportunities to donate blood. Barrie’s clinic at 231 Bayview Drive is open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4 pm to 8 pm, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm.  From now until the end of September, there are 800+ open appointments to be filled.  There will be mobile community clinics being held throughout September to receive your much needed donation.

Go to blood.ca to book an appointment or download the GiveBlood app. You can also call 1-888-2DONATE