Black History Month blood drive in Montreal looks to address shortage

hi-852-blood-donationAdult education centre in Little Burgundy hosts special blood drive with Héma-Québec

CBC News

Héma-Québec aims to boost its blood donations from the black community with a Black History Month blood drive on Saturday in Little Burgundy.

Despite an increase in donations over the past few years, Héma-Québec says work still needs to be done to bolster donations from minority groups.

“Sickle-cell anemia has caused me many complications here and there in my life,” Delano George, 40, told CBC Montreal’s Daybreak Thursday while he discussed the upcoming blood drive.

“I had a situation where I was looking for blood myself and was having trouble.”

George added that his blood transfusions didn’t need to come from the black community but that it enhanced his chances of finding a match.

Individuals with sickle-cell anemia may need numerous transfusions at regular intervals.


One Reply to “Black History Month blood drive in Montreal looks to address shortage”

  1. Lisa says:

    The blood drive will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 10am to 4pm at the Little Burgundy Community Centre. All blood types are needed, so please come out and donate if you can. Visit our cambiati website for more information!

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