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Blood collection schedule changing for Lockeport Health Centre

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Starting Dec. 4, blood collection at the Lockeport Health Centre will take place every other Wednesday, instead of weekly, to make the service more reliable and consistent for patients.
LOCKEPORT, N.S. —

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Starting Dec. 4, blood collection at the Lockeport Health Centre will take place every other Wednesday, instead of weekly, to make the service more reliable and consistent for patients.
“We want to ensure the long term reliability and sustainability of community blood collections, so we needed to look at how we can do a better job at delivering this service to patients in the Lockeport community,” said Leslie Oliver, Manager, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in a press release from the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) announcing the changes.
Over the past several months, the weekly blood collection service has had to be canceled a number of times because of staffing challenges.
The new bi-weekly schedule will mean a more reliable and consistent service for patients, NSHA says, as it will help reduce last-minute or unexpected cancellations.
Patients from Lockeport can also continue to use collection services at Roseway Hospital in Shelburne or Queens General Hospital in Liverpool during regularly scheduled outpatient collection hours. 

For more information on blood collection times and locations, visit NSHA’s blood collection page: www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection

BLOOD COLLECTION SCHEDULE
8 a.m. to 10 a.m., every second Wednesday:
• Dec. 4
• Dec. 18
• Jan. 8
• Jan. 22
• Feb. 5
• Feb. 19
• March 4
• March 18
• April 1
• April 15
• April 29
• May 13
• May 27
• June 10
• June 24
• July 8
• July 22
• Aug. 5
• Aug. 19
• Sept. 2
• Sept. 16
• Sept 30
• Oct. 14
• Oct. 28
• Nov. 18
• Dec. 2
• Dec. 16
• Dec. 30

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