Are you curious about your blood type? With a simple finger prick, you can find out for free in about two minutes. Just visit the Canadian Blood Services “What’s Your Type?” blood-typing session, being held at The Scarborough Hospital’s General campus.
Tuesday, September 15
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
General campus, near Tim Horton’s
Open to staff, physicians, volunteers, and community members, “What’s Your Type?” is a community-based program that hosts blood typing events across the country to help raise awareness and recruit new blood donors, ensuring there is always enough blood for patients who need it.
Blood Donor Clinic in Memory of Marcus Nazir
Canadian Blood Services is hosting a Blood Donor Clinic at the General campus on Thursday, September 17, in memory of Marcus Nazir (1995-2004).
Marcus is the son of Teresa Reardon, Patient Care Manager for the Emergency Department and Clinical Day Unit at the Birchmount campus. He was diagnosed with leukemia at age seven, and went through chemotherapy, radiation, and a bone marrow transplant. He received many units of blood that he required as a result of treatment. While in isolation on his eighth birthday, all he wanted as a birthday gift was a blood donor clinic so that “no other person will go without blood.”
“With the support of Canadian Blood Services and the generous donation of family, friends and strangers, this is a birthday wish I am able to keep each year,” said Teresa. “If this is your first time donating or you are a regular donor, thank you for this selfless gift of life.”
Noon to 4 p.m.
General campus, Lee Family Auditorium
A child with cancer can require five units of blood every week. Book your appointment now to show your support and help save a life. Call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit https://www.blood.ca/en/DonateNow#.