posted on Sept. 12: Blood donor clinic, inter-faith services available today


McMaster students and employees who want to donate blood to aid victims of yesterday's terrorist attacks can book appointments through Canadian Blood Services.

Canadian Blood Services has extended the hours of its permanent blood donor clinic this week.

The clinic, located at 400 King St. E. in Hamilton, will be open:

  • Wednesday (today), Sept. 12 – 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 13 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 14 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donors are asked to book appointments by calling 905-645-6555 or 1-888-871-7201. Go to Hamilton blood donor clinics for a listing of upcoming clinics.

As well, the Chaplaincy Centre has arranged for an inter-faith service to be held on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Moulton Hall EMR. A second service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in Hedden Hall in the Ravine Room.

Other services are also available to the campus community. The Centre for Student Development and Student Health Service are open for counselling and the Divinity College chapel is also open today and tomorrow.

Binkley United Church at 1570 Main St. W. is holding a prayer service on Thursday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 905-529-0740.

As always the Employee Assistance Plan through Hurst Place is available for confidential counselling for University employees and their families. It can be reached at 1-888-521-8300 or 905-521-8300.

The after-hours crisis service numbers are 1-877-521-9303 or 905-521-9303.

Here is a list of Web sites and phone numbers that offer news and information:


  • Canadian Blood Services: 1-888-236-6283