Staff from Abbotsford Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre are pictured here during a blood drive on Saturday at Cascade Community Church. From left are Dr. Nayeem Esmail, Denese Halldorson, Anna Roberts and Lucia Barnes.

Staff from Abbotsford Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre are pictured here during a blood drive on Saturday at Cascade Community Church. From left are Dr. Nayeem Esmail, Denese Halldorson, Anna Roberts and Lucia Barnes.

100 donors come out to blood drive in Abbotsford

Event hosted over the weekend by Abbotsford Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre

More than 100 donors came out to a blood drive on Saturday, when Abbotsford Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Centre teamed up with Canadian Blood Service.

The event was held at the Salvation Army Cascade Community Church on DeLair Road. Each donor received a free T-shirt.

During the winter months, there is often a decrease across the country in the number of blood donations, due to harsh weather conditions. Without enough blood, lifesaving medical treatments are postponed.

One blood donation can potentially save up to three lives.

Visit blood.ca for information about upcoming clinics in Abbotsford or to book an appointment.