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Blood Collection Lab Update

Updated: October 15, 2020 / 05:57 PM

Blood Collection


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Or call (902) 497-1764

Patients and families are now able to make online booking appointments with IWK Blood Collection. Online appointments will be available to book for October 13, 2020 onwards.


In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the IWK Blood Collection Lab will see patients by appointment only with priority for urgent and time sensitive patient care. Appointments can be made by booking online or by calling (902) 497-1764. Phone lines are open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. Blood collection booking services are currently receiving a high volume of calls. If you cannot get through please continue to call, voicemail and callback is not available at this time. 

The IWK Blood Collection Lab provides outpatient blood collection service for children and women. Other patients must contact outpatient blood collection services through the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Patients should enter the health centre through the Children's Building Entrance on South Street. Patient and visitor restrictions are in effect for the IWK Health Centre. Pediatric patients coming for blood collection can bring one support person. All patients will be screened at the door to ensure everyone is kept safe and precautions are followed.

New: Registration for blood collection is now located just inside the South Street entrance near the train station. Patients must take a number and will be called for registration by number. After registration, patients will proceed to the blood collection lab.


IWK Blood Collection Lab:

Appointment booking: 902-497-1764

General Inquiries: 902-470-8015 option 3

Book Online: