Blood donor clinic set for Sooke

Canadian Blood Services will hold a mobile clinic in Sooke on Monday

Canadian Blood Services will hold a mobile clinic in Sooke on Monday (Feb. 15), but some donors may have to wait before they can give.

CBS announced last week that people who have travelled outside of Canada, the continental United States and Europe will be ineligible to give blood for 21 days after their return.

Canadian Blood Services says it is implementing the waiting period to mitigate the risk of the Zika virus entering the Canadian blood supply.

The Sooke clinic will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 6726 Eustace Rd., from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

To make an appointment, donate or for questions, please go online toblood.ca or phone 1-888-236-6283.