Blood clinic falls short of target


Canadian Blood Services’ annual fall blood donor clinic at Fort High yesterday and Wednesday saw quite a few people come out, but ended up falling a little short of its goal.
Spokesperson Harvey Heather said this morning they saw a two-day total of 315 donors, who gave 263 units of blood.
CBS had set a two-day goal of 288 units for the local clinic, which means they needed another 25 units to reach their target.
Nonetheless, Heather remarked the 263 units collected will help up to 789 patients in hospitals in Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba.
Heather thanked the volunteers, donors, and sponsors for all their help in making the fall clinic a success.
In related news, next year’s spring blood donor clinic tentatively is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13 (which is a change from recent clinics, which are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays).
To make an appointment, call 1-888-2DONATE or visit