A few days ago, on September 18 and 19, Town Council's annual blood drive was held at Place Rosemère. Coordinated by Héma-Québec, this annual blood drive is an opportunity to maintain the collective blood supply at an optimal level. Over those two days, 163 people came to give blood. Thanks to the residents' donations, nearly 600 products will be able to be transfused to patients in Québec's public hospitals, thereby making it possible to save an equal number of lives.
"The objective of 140 donors for the two days was successfully surpassed. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who took a moment out of their day to give blood—a simple gesture that can save thousands of lives. I would also like to thank the Héma-Québec volunteers and Place Rosemère for their invaluable support in organizing this blood drive," stated Eric Westram, Mayor of Rosemère.
Héma-Québec regularly organizes blood drives throughout the year. Residents wishing to take part in an upcoming blood drive in Rosemère are invited to keep an eye on the Town's communication platforms.
Who can give blood?
Anyone in good health, age 18 or over, is generally eligible to donate blood. Before coming to a blood drive, you can check your eligibility by contacting Donor Services at 1-800-847-2525, or by visiting Héma-Québec's website at hema-quebec.qc.ca, under Donors > Blood > Can I give blood? on the English pages of the site.
Mayor Eric Westram, Councilor René Villeneuve and Councilors Stéphanie Nantel and Carla Brown