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Blood donor clinic Dec. 17 benefits St. Joseph's Food Bank

The Bleed and Feed campaign is back for the third year in a row, and an upcoming blood donor clinic Dec. 17 will help fill the shelves at St. Joseph's Food Bank.

The Canadian Blood Services' initiative is carried out nation-wide, and helps about 100,000 people.

Blood is a lifeline for many people during the festive season, including car accident victims with major bleeding or individuals who need a liver transplant, cardiovascular surgery or cancer treatment.

The program is run in partnership with Food Banks B.C., and asks participants to donate non-perishable food items when they come in to give blood. The Mission clinic will be held at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church (8312 Cedar St.) from 2 to 7 p.m.

Book a donation appointment at blood.ca or by calling 1-888 2 DONATE.

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