Donate blood before May long weekend, get a herb

As donations decrease around long weekends due to many people travelling out of the city, the demand for blood and blood products remains constant.

So Canadian Blood Services and Kelowna’s Art Knapp store would like you to plant your legacy by donating blood this upcoming Victoria Day long weekend.

“Every time a person gives blood, they make an immediate impact on their community,” said CBS community development coordinator Tammie Watson.

“Not only are they saving the life of up to three patients in need, they are positively impacting the lives of the friends and family members of those patients too.

“It’s an amazing—and simple—way to plant your legacy throughout your lifetime.”

To commemorate the life-giving act, Art Knapp will offer one four-inch herb plant to any person willing to donate blood at the Kelowna blood donor clinic on Thursday, May 19, in advance of the long weekend.

“We hope these plants will act as a reminder for Kelowna’s generous blood donors of the legacy they planted for those in need during a difficult time of year,” noted Watson.

“And we also hope it reminds them to continue giving life through blood donation throughout the year.”

The Kelowna blood donor clinic is located at 1865 Dilworth Dr., across from Orchard Park Mall.

The blood donor clinic  currently seeking more donors for Thursday, May 19, between noon and 6:45 p.m. Call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to book an appointment to give blood.

For more information on Canadian Blood Services, visit


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