Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services

April 02, 2009 09:07 ET

Media Advisory: Ottawa Senators to host first annual Sens Blood Drive on Friday, April 3

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 2, 2009) - The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and Canadian Blood Services are uniting to host the first annual Senators Blood Drive on Friday, April 3, at Scotiabank Place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The club will also hold a Blood Donor Appreciation Night during its game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, April 4.

Cancer survivor Dennis Gudbranson was six years old when he was first diagnosed with leukemia in April 2004. He underwent chemotherapy and radiation, while receiving more than 75 units of blood and platelets, and a bone marrow transplant. Gudbranson, along with Spartacat, the Senators' ambassador of fun, will be available for photos from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. when they meet with donors at the clinic, which takes place in Coliseum rooms A and B at lower Gate 2 of Scotiabank Place.

Persons interested in donating blood on Friday are encouraged to call 1-888-2-DONATE to book their appointment. Those who attend the clinic will also have the opporunity to enter to win an autographed Jarkko Ruutu Senators jersey.

About Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the supply of blood and blood products in all provinces and territories outside of Quebec. Canadian Blood Services also oversees the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, and provides national leadership for organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Canadian Blood Services operates 40 permanent collection sites and more than 20,000 donor clinics annually. The provincial and territorial Ministries of Health provide operational funding to Canadian Blood Services. The federal government, through Health Canada, is responsible for regulating the blood system. For more information, please visit our website at

Contact Information

  • Brian Morris, Ottawa Senators, 613-599-0289
    Annie Barrette, Canadian Blood Services, 705-688-7341