The Annual Mayor-Media Blood Donor Clinic will take place Sept. 4 at the Cornwall Civic Complex (Salons A, B & C) from noon to 3:30 p.m., and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Canadian Blood Services is hoping for more than 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," said Mayor Bob Kilger. "Meanwhile, daily in our region, there are hospital patients who can't take vacations requiring blood transfusions for surgeries, cancer treatments and other procedures."
Kilger said the popularity of the event speak for itself.
"Each year, the Mayor-Media Blood Donor Clinic attracts a large turnout and helps meet hospital requirements for blood," he said. "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."
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 375 units as part of this special relationship. They have already collected a whopping 241—an amazing achievement.
- Over the summer months, more local organizations have joined the Partners for Life program, including:
- Cornwall Community Police, pledging 15 units
- Farley Windows, pledging 30 units
- More information on the Partners for Life program is available at www.blood.ca.
- With the exception of Brockville and Orleans, 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.