New legislation to protect Alberta’s voluntary blood donation system

The government says the Voluntary Blood Donations Act would prevent private clinics that pay donors for their blood donations from setting up in the province. Additionally, the government says the Act would ensure Albertans have access to the blood they need and prevent the depletion of Alberta’s voluntary blood donor pool, something Canadian Blood Services (CBS) rely on.

Local News

Blood Donor Clinic set for end of month

Canadian Blood Services will be back in Morinville Jan. 31 for another Blood Donor Clinic. The clinic, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Morinville Lions Club, runs from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Rendez-Vous Centre (9913 – 104 Street ). […]

Local News

Donating blood now a simpler process

Blood donors experienced something new at the Blood Donor Clinic held July 12 at the Rendez-Vous Centre.

Donors are encouraged to manage their appointments by creating an account and password at, selecting a clinic, and booking online. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Blood in constant demand

On behalf of Canadian Blood Services and our Territory Manager, Robyn Henwood, I would like to thank Morinville residents who give blood. Many may already know that currently less than four per cent of eligible blood donors sustain the blood system for all Canadians; but, what many people may not know is that every year, close to 40 per cent of all blood donors stop donating for 12 months or more due to a variety of reasons. Yet patients do not stop needing blood for various medical conditions. Blood, with its limited shelf life, is in constant demand. […]

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Local News

New GiveBlood App makes saving lives even easier

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Canadian Blood Services (CBS) has gone digital in its goal to make giving blood easier. The organization recently launched their new GiveBlood application, available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app lets would-be donors find, book and schedule a blood donation appointment in their calendar and to share that information with friends on social media. Additionally, the app tracks the number of donations the donor has made, and provides information on donor eligibility and other information. CBS sees the app as a first step to make it easier for donors to interact with the organization online.,, […]

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Morinville News

Restaurateur stepping up for next blood drive

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s not uncommon to roll up your sleeve to give a little blood and get a little cookie after you are done. But a local restaurateur is looking to give first time blood donors something that will stick to their ribs.

Marck Halabi of Sal’s Famous will be fixing up first time blood donors to the Mar. 26 clinic with a free burger and fries… […]

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Morinville News

Blood drive coming to town this month

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Canadian Blood Services are calling on Morinville and area residents to help fill appointment slots at this summer’s blood clinics. The next Morinville clinic is set for July 24 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Seniors’ Rendez-Vous Centre… […]

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Local News

Morinville Blood Donor Clinic set for end of month

By Staff

Morinville – Canadian Blood Services (CBS) are hoping Morinvillians will roll up their sleeves later this month when the blood donor clinic comes to town.

The summer clinic, sponsored by the Morinville Lions Club and Knights of Columbus, will be held July 27 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Seniors’ Rendez-Vous Centre on 104 St.

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