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Blood Services Making A Push For Donors In Bracebridge

Posted: 2019-06-17 07:28:52 By: hbr

Canadian Blood Services are making a renewed push for donors in the Bracebridge area and it all begins with a clinic July 1 at the Sportsplex.

During the most recent Bracebridge general committee meeting Elaine St. Pierre, the territory manager for Canadian Blood Services, made a presentation to councillors on their activities in the area and their brand renewal.

She also had some information on collection data in the region. She said that between 2017 and 2019 there were 14 blood drive events in the Bracebridge region. The target for donation during those events was 1,469 donations. The community actually came through with 1,500 donations surpassing the target. Just under nine per cent of those donors were giving blood for the first time.

St. Pierre also told council about some of the criteria required for giving blood, including the fact that donors must be 17 years of age or older and a minimum of 110 pounds. They must provide government issued Identification, and they can’t have had tattoos or body piercings done in the last three months.

For more details and information head to their website at blood.ca