New Saskatoon blood donor clinic starts accepting platelet donations

Saskatoon residents looking to donate blood or platelets now need to go to the Canadian Blood Service‘s new location.

READ MORE: Canadian Blood Services relocating Saskatoon blood donor clinic

The new clinic, located at 1206 Emerson Ave. just off 8th Street, started accepting platelet donations Saturday and will start with full blood donations on Tuesday, July 5. The existing downtown clinic closed its doors at the end of June.

One of the benefits both donors and staff are quick to point out is the easy access to parking at the new location.

Lyle Hodge was one of the first donors in the new clinic. He donates platelets every two weeks, and says the new location has a better and more cheery feel.

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Anyone who wants to book an appointment can visit the Canadian Blood Services website.

The new blood donor clinic on Emerson Ave replaces the existing clinic on 20th Street East.

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Hours of operation at the new clinic will be as follows:

Tuesday         8 a.m. – 12 p.m.Wednesday   9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Thursday       9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Friday            8 a.m. – 12 p.m.Saturday        8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

With files from Thomas Piller

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