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Here's where you can give blood this week

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The other day a reader asked us if there was any urgent call for blood donations in Ottawa, on account of the tragic bus crash on Jan. 11.

We asked Canada Blood Services on Friday and Glenna Gosewich, donor relations territory manager, got back to us: “As we all receive updates on the victims of the crash, our hearts go out to those affected. While a large number of units was used to treat the patients at local hospitals, our inventory remains strong, in large part due to the fact that we have been collecting on or ahead of target at our donor centres in Ottawa since [Jan. 11].”

“While there is enough blood on the shelves to meet patients’ needs today, the accident that took place a week ago today reminds us that things can change in an instant - regular donations throughout the year enable us to respond to an emergency immediately.”

So with that, here’s a list of upcoming blood donation clinics that Gosewich provided. You can book an appointment for any of these clinics at blood.ca, via the GiveBlood app or by calling 1-888-2DONATE.

Ottawa Donor Centre – 1575 Carling Avenue – open six days every week:

Monday – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tuesday – 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday – 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Carleton University – Residence Commons Building

Monday, January 21st

12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Richcraft Recreation Complex – 4101 Innovation Drive

Tuesday, January 22nd

9:00 am – 11:00 am and 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Manotick United Church – 5567 Manotick Main Street

Wednesday, January 23rd

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bonnechere Manor - 470 Albert St, Renfrew

Thursday, January 24th

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ottawa City Hall – 110 Laurier Avenue West

Friday, January 25th

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

St. James Anglican Church – 225 Edmund, Carleton Place

Saturday, January 26th

10:00 am – 2:00 pm