SQ blood drive at Carrefour de l’Estrie

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SQ blood drive at Carrefour de l’Estrie

Spring is finally upon us. In the spirit of renewal, the Quebec Regional Security Center Estrie / Center-du-Québec, in collaboration with the Association of retired police officers is inviting the public to participate in a blood drive.
The drive will be held on Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Carrefour de l’Estrie on Portland Blvd in Sherbrooke. The goal is to welcome 450 donors.
According to Héma-Québec, someone in Quebec needs blood from Quebec’s collective supply every 80 seconds. No matter where blood is collected, it is transformed and tested, and then routed where it is needed to help save lives. Every day, Héma-Québec has to collect at least 1,000 donations in order to meet all the needs of Quebec hospitals.
Most people in good health over the age of 18 can donate blood. It is advised that donors who have traveled recently check if their destination is considered to be at risk for malaria, the Zika virus, or other similar viruses. Before going to a blood drive, it is possible to check eligibility with Donor Client Services at 1 800 343-7264 or visit the Héma-Québec website at www.hema-quebec.qc .ca.

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