Peoples Church of Montreal will be hosting a blood donor clinic in the sanctuary of the Church. It will be held on Sept 16th, appointments running from 10 am until 4 pm
There is always a need for blood donations, and by donating we are helping those in a time of great need. The process is simple, quick and our church volunteers will even try making it fun! The whole process should only take you about 1 hour.
If you would like to donate please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will book you an appointment.
Below is a quick guide to see if you are eligible to give.
Blood Donation Criteria
18 and over (61 and over can with a letter from their physician)
Feeling healthy (no flu or cold symptoms)
Men must be over 50 kilograms.
Women over 23 years of age must be over 50 kilograms (18 to 22 year-olds please consult height and weight chart on Hema-Quebec website for eligibility)
No Tattoos or Body Piercing done in last 3 months
Travel: You must be able to provide Hema staff the list of all countries visited and approximate dates of your travels.
Breast feeding and Child Birth: You are free to give blood if the child was born more than 6 months ago
Allergies: No allergy automatically disqualifies you from giving blood
Diabetes: Poses no problem if under control, but if insulin dependent you must inform the Hema-Quebec staff member.
Medication: Some medications will exclude you from giving blood. You must be able to name all the medication you are taking to the Hema-Quebec staff on the donation day.
(Consult the full list of excluded medication on Hema_Quebec website)
* This is not an official Hema-Quebec document, it was created using select information from their website. For a more extensive and accurate guide please visit their website.http://www.hema-quebec.qc.ca
If you don't know of any reason you can't give blood (being scared of needles doesn't count) then I really encourage you to give it a try. Let's show that the Church cares about the people in our community and we are willing to sacrifice a little for others who really need it.