CHS-MC Chapter Update December 29, 2020
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In this Issue:

Social Media Survey, Holiday Hours, Scholarship

One lesson of 2020 is how important it is that the Chapter communicate effectively with our members and friends via social media. The CHS-MC Board of Directors and the Chapter Communications Committee have been working since May to develop a communications strategic plan. They have been examining the Chapter website, e-newsletter, and the social media platforms we currently use, as well as other potential communication tools. The overarching goal is to serve all the diverse segments of our community and provide the information that you want and need, in the formats that you prefer. 

Please help us understand how you use social media by taking this short SOCIAL MEDIA SURVEY

Would you like to submit ideas and/or be a contributor to the content that CHS-MC publishes? We are always looking for Chapter members to contribute content to all our social media platforms. This includes articles, website design, graphic design, and posts for our social media platforms. Contact Christine at the Chapter office: 204.775.8625 or  

Do you have more to say? Is your bleeding disorder and your voice represented by the Chapter? The CHS-MC Communications Committee will be holding virtual focus groups to allow a deeper conversation about what our members need and how to improve our social media channels. Contact Christine at the Chapter office and she will put you in touch with the Communications Committee: 204.775.8625 or  

Holiday Hours to Note: 

Chapter Office
The office will be closed from December 21st to January 4th. If you require service during this time, we will be checking emails and you can text the Chapter phone number 204.775.8625.

CBS- Product Pick-up
777 William Avenue
Pick up hours at CBS are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. 
Pick up is not available December 25th or January 1st.
The phone number for Blood Product Management is 204.789.1034 
Courier Service 
Courier service is closed December 24, 25, 28,31 and January 1st.

Paging Instructions 
Access to bleeding disorders help is available in the event that there isn’t any nursing coverage, on evenings, weekends and holidays, through HSC paging after regular Manitoba Bleeding Disorders Program work hours. A hematologist can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This help should be accessed in the event of an emergency and for support with home management. Instructions & Paging Numbers

CHS James Kreppner Memorial Scholarship & Bursary

The CHS James Kreppner Memorial Scholarship and Bursary Program is a posthumous tribute to James Kreppner, a long-time volunteer and member of the CHS Board of Directors, and a highly respected and exemplary activist. He passed away in 2009 from complications related to HIV and hepatitis C. The CHS James Kreppner Scholarship and Bursary Program is an ongoing tribute to James’ dedication, intelligence and commitment to the CHS and community service.

The program is open to Canadians with inherited bleeding disorders: hemophilia (factor VIII or IX), von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, platelet function disorders; carriers, and those who contracted hepatitis C or HIV through a blood transfusion. Spouses and children of the people mentioned above may also apply.

Application forms for each program, which include all the criteria, are available here:

Would You Consider a Gift to CHS-MC?     

We would like to encourage our supporters and members to consider a gift that suits your budget to help maintain programs and services for Manitobans managing inherited bleeding disorders. We welcome you to visit Member Services where you will find the direct services and programs we offer. Donations dated before January 1st will be receipted for December 2020.

Gift through Support Us
Download a Donation Form
E-transfer your gift to 

Thank you Chapter Update Sponsors! 

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