Earlier this month, Canadian Blood Services released an appeal for donors to urgently fill 35,000 appointments by 6 January, and there has been a sharp increase in donations since - but not enough.
The refugees' offering of their time and blood donations comes at an important time as Canada faces an urgent nationwide need for donors, especially over the Christmas and New Year period due to travel, family activities and changes in routines.
Platelets are also collected but this poses a hard challenge because such donations only have a shelf life of seven days, notes the Canadian Blood Services.
United Nations chief condemns attack on church near Cairo
A Muslim mob stabs 27-year old Coptic Christian Fam Khalaf to death in the southern City of Minya over a personal feud. The firing was retaliated by the security forces and the resulting exchange of fire caused at least five casualties.
About 30 percent of United Blood Services blood supply goes to cancer patients across the region, and one in seven people entering the hospital will need blood.
MacDonald also says that walk-ins are always welcome especially around this time of year, and says most people are in and out within an hour.
Around 900,000 people gave blood last year, but around 200,000 new blood donors are needed each year to maintain the numbers for life-saving blood donations.
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- December 27 to December 29, from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m, and 3:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m.
Anyone that wants to help "Pay it Forward' can visit the United Blood Services' office at 1503 Bertrand drive in Lafayette".
"If donating blood is something you have considered over time, what better time than now - turn your good intentions into actions as New Year's resolution", he said, adding if it works out for them, they can continue on doing it for years to come. "It's easy to sign up and book your first appointment online or via our mobile phone app". Donors with O-negative blood are part of a select group whose donations are compatible with everyone.
Briton Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt on drug charges
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Dr Faisal said that Kulbhushan Jadhav has admitted that RAW had given him task of conducting terrorist activities in Pakistan. Jadhav's family had a brief stop at the mission again before they headed to the airport to catch a flight to India via Dubai.
A prepayment of anticipated real property taxes that have not been assessed prior to 2018 are not deductible in 2017. In Ridgewood, Mayor Susan Knudsen said the village is accepting early payments, as several residents requested.
Clearly, she forgave him, as later that month, she accepted his proposal when he got down on one knee at her concert. A request for comment from Cardi B's rep wasn't immediately returned. "Yea video maybe fake but it says it all".
In May, ISIL claimed an attack targetting an Afghan state television building in Jalalabad that killed six people. The center is located in the Shiite-dominated Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood in the west of the capital.
The company is likely to launch the P20 at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), which kicks off in February next year. The previous version, called the Huawei P10 , was launched earlier this year at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona.
On Christmas day, the Kardashian tweeted that next week there will be six months since the baby was conceived. Thank you!' she tweeted after being flooded with many congratulatory messages from her fans.
Mahomes has all the arm talent in the world and teams were salivating over the chance to get him in the draft. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that the former Texas Tech star would start in Denver.
Arctic invasion continues with even more cold on the way
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The iPhone 'forces' Tim Cook to fly private
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Uber sells 15% stake to SoftBank
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