On September 18 and 19, the Town Council held its annual blood drive at Place Rosemère. Coordinated by Héma-Québec, this annual blood drive is an opportunity to maintain the collective blood reserve at an optimal level. Over the two days, 163 people came out to give blood. Thanks to the public's donations, nearly 600 products can be transfused to patients in Quebec's public hospitals, saving as many lives.
"I sincerely thank 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," said Eric Westram, Mayor of Rosemère.
Héma-Québec regularly organizes blood drives throughout the year. Citizens 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, aged 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 the Héma-Québec website at https://www.hema-quebec.qc.ca, section Donors > Blood > Can I donate?