Give blood: It’s the gift of life

April 2, 2007

Give blood: It’s the gift of life – Third annual blood drive at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec, April 2, 2007 — For the third consecutive year, the Canadian Museum of Civilization is collaborating with Héma-Québec to hold a blood drive in the Grand Hall of the Museum on Thursday, April 12. This community initiative will allow residents of the region to donate blood and to enjoy free parking and free admission to the Museum. The Museum of Civilization takes Héma-Québec’s mission and the well-being of the community to heart.

In Quebec, someone needs blood every 80 seconds. A simple gift of blood can help save up to four lives. It is through the generosity of those who care enough to share the gift of life that hospitals in the Outaouais region and across the province of Quebec will be assured they have sufficient blood reserves to meet the demand. Héma-Québec is the only organization in Quebec responsible for the management of the province’s blood bank. Giving blood is a matter of life. Please join us on April 12.

Give Blood: It’s the Gift of Life
Thursday, April 12, 2007
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Grand Hall
Museum entry and parking will be free for all donors.

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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