Give a gift that can't be bought - give life!

December 10, 2015

#WrapItUpRed this holiday season and give a gift that can’t be bought – give life when you donate blood!

Throughout December in London, Canadian Blood Services needs to collect more than 1,300 units of blood to ensure local patients have the blood available that they need—there are hundreds of appointments available. In particular, CBS is looking for donors to help fill available appointments between Dec. 25 and 31. 

Grab a friend or family member, and please book an appointment today at or call 1-888-2-DONATE.  Special holiday hours at the permanent clinic at 820 Wharncliffe Rd S:

  • Saturday, Dec. 26 from 9am-1pm
  • Monday, Dec. 28 from 3-7pm
  • Tuesday, Dec. 29 from 3-7pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 30 from 12-8pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 31 from 9am-1pm

If you really want to make an impact, consider “adopting” a day or a time period in the clinic to commit to bringing in donors.

Can’t donate blood? There are still ways to give life - sign up for the OneMatch Stem Cell & Marrow Network to register to be a stem cell donor. It’s easy and fast – just go to, complete the questionnaire and reading online, and then a swabbing kit will be mailed to you. Swab yourself and mail it back (postage paid).

With areas such as its London Regional Cancer Program and the regional Trauma Program, LHSC is the highest user of blood products in the city and the fifth heaviest user of blood products in Canada. LHSC staff and physicians see first-hand the importance of having a stable blood supply and as a Partners for Life member with Canadian Blood Services, the organization is committed to helping maintain that stable supply for the region.

You have the power to give life. Donate blood and join the movement today.