Community

Bleed and feed food bank campaign

Do two good deeds at once by donating a non-perishable food item when donating blood at a Kelowna blood donor clinic this holiday season.

During the month of December, Canadian Blood Services will need 9,750 blood donors across the province while food banks across British Columbia will need enough food to feed 70,000 people.

“The needs of both the blood bank and the food bank are great,” said Ed Yee, director of donor and clinic services for the B.C. & Yukon region of Canadian Blood Services.

“But by rallying together, British Columbians can help fill up both of these banks at blood donor clinics across the province.”

Bleed & Feed food collection boxes will be at the front reception desk at all B.C. blood donor clinics from Dec. 1 to 31. Food collected at each clinic will go to that community’s local food bank.

In Kelowna, food collected will be donated to the Kelowna Community Food Bank.

“They’re making it very simple for British Columbians to do two good deeds at once—bleed and feed,” said Don Armstrong, president of Food Banks British Columbia

Blood is not only needed for trauma victims over the holiday season, but for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments, cardiac surgeries and organ transplants —procedures that all routinely take place around the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The Kelowna blood donor clinic is located at 103-1865 Dilworth Dr.

To make an appointment to donate blood, either call 1-888-236-6283 or go online at blood.ca.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
 
District of Sparwood Mayor Candidate: Cal McDougall will be running against four other candidates.
 
Terrace runners go the distance in Victoria
Emission limits set for B.C. LNG producers
 
Prince Rupert SPCA projecting $175,000 deficit
 
Strong wind blows down tree in Nelson
Nelson tramway car barn fire under investigation
 
B.C. legislature likely silent until spring, says de Jong
 
Cullen speaks about bill banning oil transportation at Take Back Our Coast

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.