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Picture of Jessica, Mathias and Mattéo
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It takes 130 blood donors a year to treat one person with sickle cell anemia.

Living with sickle cell anemia is a constant battle. Blood transfusions make a huge difference in the quality of life of my two boys.Jessica, mother of Mattéo and Mathias

When you give blood, you give life. It’s so important. The more of us who give, the more we can help people who are sick.Georges, donor

One in ten black people carries the sickle cell gene, and children whose two parents have the gene have a 25% chance of developing sickle cell anemia. Naderge, nurse

It takes 130 blood donors a year to treat one person with sickle cell anemia.

Living with sickle cell anemia is a constant battle. Blood transfusions make a huge difference in the quality of life of my two boys.Jessica, mother of Mattéo and Mathias

When you give blood, you give life. It’s so important. The more of us who give, the more we can help people who are sick.Georges, donor

One in ten black people carries the sickle cell gene, and children whose two parents have the gene have a 25% chance of developing sickle cell anemia. Naderge, nurse

Change lives

On average each year, 1 person with sickle cell anemia needs 130 blood donors. This disease mainly affects people from Black communities. Share your health and save lives!

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Mattéo and Mathias, recipients, and their mom Jessica

Behind the mischievous grins of Mattéo and Mathias lies a painful truth: they suffer from sickle cell anemia. Every 5 weeks, the boys receive transfusions that allow them to lead more normal lives.

Georges, donor

Georges Laraque is best known for his NHL career and his involvement in the community. The outgoing activist explains why he’s a regular blood donor.

Naderge, nurse

Sickle cell anemia causes physical suffering for the people affected. Naderge explains how lack of awareness about the disease has other very real consequences.

About sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell anemia is a chronic, hereditary blood disease that causes sufferers to experience extremely painful sickle cell crises throughout their lives. Currently there is no cure. Blood transfusions greatly reduce the effects of the disease.

Two young recipients, a donor, and a nurse explain what sickle cell anemia is and how it’s treated.

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Because I’m sick, I have to have a blood transfusion every 5 weeks.

Mathias, 9 years old

Sickle cell anemia predominantly affects black communities. 1 in 10 black people carries the sickle cell gene and 1 out of every 400 children has the disease.

Naderge

Every time I get a transfusion, I feel a lot better.

Mattéo, 7 years old

My blood donation can make a big difference for recipients with a similar genetic makeup to mine.

Georges

People in our community count on our blood donations to lead a normal life.

Naderge

Giving blood is important to me. It just makes such a huge difference for someone who needs it.

Georges

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the public health impact of sickle cell anemia is just as serious as that of malaria, AIDS, or tuberculosis.

Naderge

As soon as I arrived in Québec, I enquired about blood donations. I used to donate in my home country, Brazil, and I’m pleased to continue sharing my health here as well. 

Vinicius

I experienced a wide range of emotions before my first donation. Everything ended up going really well, and I laughed about having been so fearful for nothing!

Sabine

By donating blood, you save the lives of many people. For me, this is by far one of the most gratifying things I’ve been able to do. 

Myriam

It's important to demystify the action of donating blood in our communities, and I’m thrilled to see that public figures are committed to this cause. Together, let’s make a difference!

Carla

Meet Our Ambassadors.

Pastor Chéry

Pastor Chéry is passionate about his work. He believes in people helping people and giving for the health of the community.

Érich-Étienne, alias Preach

An activist, comedian, and provocateur, Éric-Étienne would like to see the people in his community become enthusiastic blood donors.

Pastor Daniel Chéry

Pastor Chéry’s community is his number one priority. Since only 12% of blood donors are non-Caucasian, the pastor is trying to change that, one sermon at a time. As he puts it, giving blood is a way to make small miracles happen for the people in our community.

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Érich-Étienne, alias Preach

Whether in Creole, French, or Frenglish, Érich-Étienne can’t stress enough how important it is to give blood. To clear up any apprehensions or misconceptions people may have about giving blood—and to reassure those who want to give—he decided to sit down and talk to some people who give blood on a regular basis.

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Give blood today

Giving blood doesn’t take a lot of time and can make all the difference in the lives of the people who need it. Give generously.

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Plus 13 to 15 July

Blood donor clinic at Tohu

TOHU

Exposition hall

By appointment only
1-800-343-7264 or igive@hema-quebec.qc.ca

2345 rue Jarry Est
Montréal (Québec)
H1Z 4P3

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Monday July 13 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday July 14 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday July 15 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Exposition hall

By appointment only
1-800-343-7264 or igive@hema-quebec.qc.ca

TOHU, 2345 rue Jarry EstMontréal (Québec)H1Z 4P3
Plus 23 and 24 July

Blood donor clinic at Galeries des sources

Galeries des sources

Entrée à côté d'Adonis
By appointment only
1-800-343-7264 or igive@hema-quebec.qc.ca

3237, boul. des Sources
Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Québec)
H9B 1Z6

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Thursday July 23 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday July 24 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Add to calendar afiDEjpJBzRqMoKuvmbA64546 07/23/2020 13:00 07/24/2020 16:00 America/Toronto Blood donor clinic at Galeries des sources

Entrée à côté d'Adonis
By appointment only
1-800-343-7264 or igive@hema-quebec.qc.ca

Galeries des sources, 3237, boul. des SourcesDollard-des-Ormeaux (Québec)H9B 1Z6
Plus 23 and 24 July

Blood drive at Centre des aînés de Chambly

Centre des aînés de Chambly

By appointment only
1-800-343-7264 or igive@hema-quebec.qc.ca

1390, avenue Bourgogne
Chambly (Québec)
J3L 1V9

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Thursday July 23 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday July 24 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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1-800-343-7264 or igive@hema-quebec.qc.ca

Centre des aînés de Chambly, 1390, avenue BourgogneChambly (Québec)J3L 1V9
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All about
sickle cell anemia

In people with sickle cell anemia, red blood cells containing abnormal hemoglobin cause the cells to become stiff, elongated, and sickle shaped. These sickle-shaped cells keep blood from flowing freely into the body’s smaller veins, resulting in severe pain

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