Calling all Freemasons in the greater Halifax area!
Canadian Blood Services is concerned by a recent spike in appointment cancellations in several cities related to the COVID-19 pandemic and has issued a call for help, urging all donors to book and keep their appointments to prevent shortages.
Brethren at Keith Lodge No. 17 have organized a Blood Donor Clinic this Saturday, March 28th at 11:00am at the Clinic located at 7071 Bayer’s Rd.
St. Andrew’s Lodge No.1 is rallying in support of our Brothers and fellow citizens.
Where and when:
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Clinic at 7071 Bayers Road in Halifax
Here is information from Canadian Blood Services regarding their COVID-19 precautions:
Current evidence indicates COVID-19 is not transmitted by blood or blood products.
It is safe to donate. Your donation can help save a life.
To ensure we can continue to meet the needs of Canadian patients, we need everyone who is eligible and healthy to continue to book and honour their appointments to donate blood.
The need is constant for blood, stem cells, plasma and organ and tissue donors.
We are grateful for every blood donation.
Make blood donation an exception if you’re limiting interactions in response to COVID-19.
Our donation sites are places of wellness. Only healthy people are eligible to donate blood.
As we would for flu symptoms or other illnesses, we ask donors to stay at home if they are not feeling well, since only healthy people are eligible to donate blood.
We have robust cleaning and infection-control practices and strict screening measures in place to ensure the safety of donors, staff and volunteers.
Canadians rely on us to keep the blood system safe and we take this responsibility very seriously.