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GIVING IS

IN OUR BLOOD

1 in 10 black persons carry the gene for sickle cell anemia.

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StanleyDonated 23x

Josyv'khaDonated 2x

SamuelDonated 5x

SabineDonated 4x

StanleyDonated 23x

SabineDonated 4x

SamuelDonated 5x

Josyv'khaDonated 2x

1 in 10 black persons carry the gene for sickle cell anemia.

We have the power to help

Sickle cell anemia is a genetic blood disorder that causes severe, recurring bouts of pain. Though it’s a life-long illness there are effective treatments to reduce the episodes including blood transfusions. Naomie, only 10 years old and with 33 transfusions, tells us her story.

We have the power to help

Sickle cell anemia is a genetic blood disorder that causes severe, recurring bouts of pain. Though it’s a life-long illness there are effective treatments to reduce the episodes including blood transfusions. Naomie, only 10 years old and with 33 transfusions, tells us her story.

130 for 1

130 for 1

It takes 130 matched donors each year to treat a single adult person with sickle cell anemia (with the automated red blood cell exchange program). To increase transfusion efficiency, the donor and recipient must share the same genetic makeup. It’s the reason why black donors are vital to the community.

GIVE AN HOUR OF YOUR TIME.
TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF OTHERS.

That's all it takes to change a life. Plus you can give blood every 28 days if you are a man, and every 56 days if you are a woman.

Just book an appointment at an organized blood drive or a Blood Donor Centre near you.

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I’ve never donated blood
before. Is it painful?

THE question for newbies and needle haters. The answer? Not really. There’s a slight pinch, but you’ll barely feel it. Plus during the whole process our medical staff takes the time to explain each step and answer any questions. You’ll be in good hands, we promise!

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Where does my
blood donation go?

First we’ll test your blood to see if your genetic makeup matches that of a recipient with sickle cell anemia. If so, then your blood can be directly transfused to them. If not, no worries: your blood will be sent to hospitals in Quebec to help as many people as possible, such as victims of serious trauma or people with cancer.

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Is it safe to donate
during COVID-19?

Absolutely! We have enhanced health and safety measures to help protect everyone who enters our doors. We are also asking people with cold or flu symptoms to reschedule their appointment.

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