Child, father, doctor in hospital settingSeptember is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Approximately 1,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in Canada each year. Every blood donation can make a lifesaving impact on a child cancer patient.

Blood donor clinic dedicated to child cancer patients

Every year, approximately 1,500 Canadian children are diagnosed with cancer. They will need up to five blood donors to help treat their illness.

Canadian Blood Services hopes to spread awareness for the lifesaving impacts of blood, plasma, platelet, stem cell, and financial donations, and is holding a donor clinic on campus Thursday, Sept. 19.

It is open to the public and will run 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre’s Alumni Auditorium. Walk-in donors are welcome, but appointments will better accommodate donors’ working schedules. To book an appointment, call 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

As with previous clinics, the Department of Human Resources encourages all eligible employees to participate in this worthwhile process and asks any employees who wish to donate to make the necessary arrangements with their supervisors regarding the possibility of extended lunch or break periods.