Blood makes a wonderful holiday gift

It makes the perfect gift. You don’t have to worry about size or colour, and it’s always just what the recipient wanted most. Unfortunately, it’s not available in stores.

A blood donation is the gift that saves lives.

As the holidays approach, with all the travel—and consequent injuries—giving blood is more important than ever. Canadian Blood Services will hold a full blood donor clinic on Tuesday, December 6, in Ambassador Auditorium in the CAW Student Centre from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For this clinic, Canadian Blood Services will use its appointment system. It encourages donors to book appointments by calling 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283). Walk-in donors are still welcome but appointments will better accommodate donors' working schedules.

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.