Blood donations help kids fighting cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Blood donor campaign hopes to collect 1,500 units of blood.

Blood donors across the Capital Region are being encouraged to rally their friends and families to honour childhood cancer survivors next month.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

This is the second year that Canadian Blood Services and the Gold Ribbon campaign have partnered together to encourage families to rally together and donate blood, to honour childhood cancer survivors and to remember children who lost their lives.

The Gold Ribbon is the international symbol for childhood cancer. Each year, 1,700 children are diagnosed with cancer.

The campaign’s goal is to collect 1,500 units of blood in September.

Here’s where to donate:

n Victoria – Victoria Central Blood Donor Clinic, 3449 Saanich Rd. Clinic times: Tuesday to Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Every other Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

n Sidney – Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave. Clinic times: Sept. 18 and 19, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. both days

n Sooke – Westshore Centre. Clinic times: Sept. 25 and 26, 1 to 6 p.m.

To book an appointment please call 1-888-236-6283 or go online at








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