Canadian Blood Services has moved to a new permanent Surrey location in Guildford.

New Surrey blood clinic hosts open house Aug. 21

Canadian Blood Services' local clinic has moved from Newton to Guildford.

Canadian Blood Services is inviting the public to an open house on Aug. 21 to show off its new state-of-the-art, permanent blood donor clinic at 15285 101 Ave.

RCMP officer and Surrey resident Deb Rogers will attend the open house with her eight-year-old son, Aiden, who on Aug. 5 completed more than three years of treatment for acute leukemia. Aiden was diagnosed in 2009 and received 12 life-saving blood transfusions in the first eight months of his treatment.

Grateful for the blood that saved her son’s life, Rogers believes it’s time more people make it a priority to donate blood. The supply of blood and blood products to patients like Aiden in Canadian hospitals depends on voluntary donations made by healthy people.

“I can tell you that before my son got diagnosed, giving blood wasn’t a priority for me,” Robers said. “It’s time to change that. The more awareness we can give to blood donation, the better.”

The open house takes place Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

To make an appointment to give blood, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283). Just one hour of your time can save up to three lives.

New digs for blood donor clinic:

• The Surrey clinic for Canadian Blood Services has moved from Newton to 15285 101 Ave.

•  The new single-floor clinic offers near Guildford Town Centre has about 3,900 square feet of usable space.

•  The open-concept design will enhance donor flow and provides a welcoming atmosphere.

•  Aluminium window framing with frosted-glass windows let the sun permeate throughout the clinic, which features Canadian Blood Services’ new colour scheme and flooring.

•  Special equipment inside the clinic includes a panic alarm in the screening rooms and a Hi-Tech Audio Video system with digital signage.

•  Approximately 4,000 man hours were spent on the project and all demolition material was recycled.

•  T5 lighting, which is 51 per cent more efficient than the regular T12s, was used with motion sensor light switches to reduce to clinic’s energy consumption.

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