You have been physically distancing for a while now—kudos for doing your part in helping to prevent the spread. Here’s an idea… something meaningful you can do with friends. Encourage someone you know to book an appointment to donate blood with you.

Each year, over 100,000 new blood donors are needed to make up for those who can no longer donate. Blood is needed for patients undergoing surgery, cancer treatments, routine medical treatments for various diseases and disorders, and much more. New donors help ensure reliable access to blood for patients, where and when they need it. If you or your friend have never donated before, know that when you do, you’re helping to save lives together.

Canadian Blood Services provides essential products and services for patients in need. Your donation means patients in Ottawa and across the country have access to lifesaving blood where and when they need it.

It feels good to help others and you get free snacks! Appointments required and spots are still available to book over the Easter long weekend. We know you have what it takes to do your part.

If you plan to go and donate, tag us @kissottawa on social for your chance to WIN, or you can share this post on social! No donation required.

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No purchase necessary. Contest entry period closes April 8, 2021 at 11:59pm. 1 winner of a $100 restaurant gift certificate to be selected. Must correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question to win. Contest open to residents of Ontario who are over age of majority. The odds of becoming a potential winner depend on the number of entries received.