Construction begins on Canadian Blood Services ‘house of heroes’ in Calgary


To Brienna Ball, who suffers from the rare and incurable disease CVID, Canadian Blood Services‘ new production facility is a “house of heroes.”

The new 153,000-square-foot facility is now under construction in northeast Calgary.

As part of her treatment, the 11-year-old Okotoks girl requires transfusions twice a week.

“I can’t thank [the donors] enough,” Ball said Friday at the groundbreaking for the $60-million facility.