I was unable to donate blood today because of a cold bug.
Unbeknownst to me until cancer struck a family member, cancer patients very often require blood as their immune system is trying to recover. Recently I lost a friend to cancer, a kind and gentle 50-year-old man, I miss him every day. I write this today as I think of him and feel disappointment that I must postpone my regular blood donation.
Please visit the Canadian Blood services webpage for donor eligibility or 1-888-236-6283 and if you are able to, please become a blood donor.
The next local blood donor clinic is Feb. 25-27 at Native Sons Hall in Courtenay. To register go to www.blood.ca.
Thank you in advance,