Capital Health expanding Blood Collection Services to meet growing needs

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 4:05pm

In response to the growing need for accessible blood collection services, Capital Health is:

Expanding existing services as a pilot project Effective Monday, May 12, 20114:

  • St. Margaret’s Bay Blood Collection will be open at the following times. There will be no fee for service as of this date.
    • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday - 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday - 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Bayers Road Blood Collection will extend hours as soon as possible. Actual date to be determined but targeted for late May/early June. Extended hours will be:
    • Mon through Fri - 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday - 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Until Bayers Road extends hours, staffing will be increased during its current hours to help meet demand.
  • Opening new collection facilities in Dartmouth and Spryfield. Capital Health is exploring space options and dates are still to be announced. New collection facilities will have processing on site to ensure the integrity of the samples collected.