Help wanted for new West Shore blood clinics

After a trial run last summer, the West Shore will see blood donor clinics every eight weeks starting in April

After a trial run last summer, the West Shore will see blood donor clinics every eight weeks starting in April.

Ciara Stewart, volunteer resources co-ordinator with Canadian Blood Services hopes to build a local volunteer team to help run two-day blood donor clinics.

“I’m looking for an in-clinic team for the West Shore,” Stewart said. “They run the refreshment area during the clinic.”

The in-clinic team serves juice and cookies and looks out for adverse reactions in donors post-donation.

“We definitely couldn’t run our clinics without them,” Stewart said.

Training involves orientation and a three- to four-hour hands-on session.

Stewart needs a minimum dozen people and a team leader plus another crew of in-community volunteers to spread the word and man information booths at community events.

“We’re looking for people who want to be more involved with their communities by being involved with their local blood donor clinic.”

Apply online at blood.ca, call 250-405-4306 or email ciarastewart@blood.ca.

 

The first clinics are April 10 and 11 at the Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Rd. from 1 to 6 p.m. and every eight weeks after that.

 

 

Just Posted

Vic-Alert faces tidal wave of registration after tsunami warnings

City of Victoria system is free and provides early warnings of disaster

Langford, Royal Roads partner to keep talent on the West Shore

MOU will target talent creation, retention and attraction with official partnership

Tsunami warning an ‘exercise in precaution’

Warning for Greater Victoria called off shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday

Sirens don’t sing in tsunami warning for Esquimalt

Officials pleased with process, say sirens would have been activated had threat escalated.

Support growing for palliative care facility on the West Shore

Dave Saunders says facilities ‘bursting at the seams’

WATCH: Greater Victoria residents gather at higher ground during tsunami warning

Ocean Boulevard and the Esquimalt Lagoon reopened shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday

Andrew Scheer on trade, Trump and Trudeau

Canada’s Conservative leader begins three-day visit to B.C.

Victoria’s most wanted for the week of Jan. 23

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrests or the seizure of property or drug

Victims restrained, sex toys and cash stolen from B.C. adult store

Armed suspects sought in adult store robbery

Babcock, Goyette and Smyth honoured at Order of Hockey in Canada

Mike Babcock, from Saskatoon, guided the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup in 2008

Bell Canada alerts customers who may be affected by latest data breach

Federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner said it had been notified

‘The tsunami alarm failed my household’: North Coast residents concerned over sirens, alerts

People living in northern communities share how they learned about Tuesday’s tsunami warning

Snowboarder dies at Vancouver Island ski resort

Death at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Most Read