Blood donor clinic slated April 25-26 at Fort High

It’s that time of year again for Rainy River District residents to give the “gift of life” as Canadian Blood Services is holding its annual spring donor clinic April 25-26 at Fort Frances High School.
Interested donors can make an appointment prior to the two-day clinic by calling 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visiting www.blood.ca
They also can call this phone number to get answers to any questions, such as if they’re eligible to donate.
The clinic will run from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 and again from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.
A two-day goal of 360 donors has been set for the spring clinic—150 on the Wednesday and 210 on the Thursday.
Last year, 746 donors came out to the pair of two-day CBS clinics held in Fort Frances, donating a total of 652 units of blood.
Since each unit can be used to assist as many as three people, the donors of Fort Frances and area potentially helped save or improve the lives of as many as 1,956 patients.
The 2006 spring and fall blood donor clinics also saw a total of 102 first-time donors from Fort Frances and area.
CBS would like to see more new donors at this month’s clinic—not only to meet the increasing demand for blood, but to help replace any past donors who no longer may be able to donate due to health reasons or possibly having passed away.

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