Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. That someone could be a loved one, a friend, a co-worker â€“ or even you. In Canada, roughly 137,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year. We all know that cancer patients often need blood or blood products to survive their treatments. The number of transplants has increased steadily ... more
I'm really annoyed about my last blood appointment - the girl that put the needle in my arm decided to pick a random small vein on the side of my arm and when I saw her do it I told her they usually pick a bigger main vein. She told me it's fine and that they sometimes pick a different vein. I don't know what she was thinking because I'm a pretty big guy it's not like my veins are hard to find... more
I used to donate through my work at a mobile blood clinic at the Dave Copeland Community Centre but I started going with my boyfriend so we choose to go to the Oak St Main clinic now.
Reception here is always friendly, good clean facility with lots of room. They are pretty efficient here, once you've checked in even if there are numerous people waiting they move you through in a very orderly... more
I appreciate what they do and how they've treated my friends and I, however, I've stopped giving blood simply for two reasons: I can no longer give blood due to some medical conditions and 2. They've stopped taking blood from transgender, trans sexual and "other people." I believe and love the cause but good blood is good blood. When we hurt, do we not bleed the same color?