Clinics in Brighton, Cobourg, Port Hope, Norwood, Bancroft and Campbellford

35,000 donors needed to step up across Canada

Article by Sue Dickens & Images courtesy Canadian Blood Services

Northumberland – There is an URGENT call out by Canadian Blood Services for 0 negative blood type and there are clinic available, the first being in Campbellford, tomorrow, Monday, March 13 with others in Bancroft, Norwood, Brighton, Cobourg and Port Hope.

Debbi Barfoot, Territory Manager of Canadian Blood Services, told Trent Hills Now there are a number of blood donor clinics happening this month and she is hoping people will step up and donate to help the current situation.

“There is a call to action for 0 negative blood type and today we are issuing an urgent call for Canadians to give blood now and renew their commitment to patients,” said Debbi.

“As we emerge from a particularly challenging winter, our inventory is not where we need it to be and we’re asking for 35,000 donors to step up across Canada to ensure we continue to meet patient needs especially since spring break is starting,” she added.

“We hold mobile clinics all across Canada and the schedules vary the best resource is to go to and enter the location to find the next scheduled clinic in the area,” said Debbi.

Fact is, there’s a 50 per cent chance you or someone you know will need blood at some point in their life.

Listed below are some of the upcoming clinic dates in your area of coverage and the large number of open appointments that need to be filled.

Appointments can be made OR by downloading the Smartphone APP GiveBlood or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE (236-6283)

 Blood Donor Clinics: Schedule:

Monday, March 12: Port Hope Lion’s Recreation Centre, 29 Thomas St. from 3 p.m. -7 p.m. 

Currently 108 open appointments need to be filled 

Tuesday, March 13:   Campbellford District High School, 119 Ranney St. , 4 – 7 p.m.

Currently 86 open appointments need to be filled.

Wednesday, March 21: Cobourg,  Knights of Columbus Community Centre,  232 Spencer St.  East, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Currently 93 open appointments that need to be filled

Monday, March 26: Bancroft Pentecostal Tabernacle, 311 Hastings St. North, 1:30-6:30 p.m.

Currently 85 open appointments need to be filled.

Saturday, March 31: Town Hall Norwood, 2357 County RD 45 from 9 a.m. – noon

Currently 21 open appointments need to be filled.

Friday, April 13: Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 204 Main Street, Brighton, from  2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Currently there are 33 open appointments need to be filled


About Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec).

We operate an integrated, pan-Canadian service delivery model that includes leading an interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation. Our national scope, infrastructure and governance make us unique in the Canadian healthcare landscape.

Canadian Blood Services is regulated as a biologics manufacturer by Health Canada and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization.