Cornwall ON – The Annual Mayor-Media Blood Donor Clinic will take place on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at the CORNWALL CIVIC COMPLEX, Salons A, B & C from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Canadian Blood Services is hoping for over 300 donors that day to roll up their sleeves and give blood.
“During the summer months, we all change our routines and take vacations, so donating blood isn’t always top of mind. Meanwhile, daily in our region, there are hospital patients who can’t take vacations requiring blood transfusions for surgeries, cancer treatments and other procedures,” notes Mayor Bob Kilger.
“Each year, the Mayor-Media Blood Donor Clinic attracts a large turnout and helps meet hospital requirements for blood. I am hoping this year will be the same. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the media for their continuing support in sponsoring the clinic, which is a summer tradition in Cornwall.”
NOTE: This year, the mayor will not be holding a press conference prior to the clinic. Instead, he will be available at the clinic for questions from the media from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 7.
To book an appointment, please call 1-888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) for service in English or 1-866-JE DONNE (1-866-533-6663) for service in French.
Fast facts about blood donation in Cornwall:
- The City of Cornwall has been part of Canadian Blood Services’ Partners for Life program since 2007. This year, they pledged to donate 350 units as part of this special relationship. They have already collected a whopping 254—an amazing achievement since we are only half way through the March to March fiscal year. (The Canadian Blood Services’ timeline Partners for Life units are tallied against.) It is also worth noting that this goal of 350 is a substantial increase over last year’s goal of 160.
- Over the summer months, more local organizations have joined the Partners for Life program, including:
Cornwall Community Police, pledging 15 units
Startek, pledging 50 units
- More information on the Partners for Life program is available at www.blood.ca
- With the exception of Brockville, Cornwall is the only city in the North/Eastern Ontario Region with a donor base strong enough to sustain a monthly clinic, rather than the usual 56 day rotation run by Canadian Blood Services.