There’s a Blood Donor Clinic this afternoon at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. Mary Ann St. Michael, Territory Manager for Canadian Blood Services says it’s a good day for it.
The CBS team is looking to collect 96 units of blood from today’s clinic. New donors are welcome at this afternoon’s clinic. To see if you qualify as a new donor you can visit blood.ca to check out the criteria. St. Michael says that if you recently had a tattoo or piercing, or visited a country with malaria or zika virus staff will have to take a pass on accepting your donation. While walk-ins are not discouraged, to avoid having to wait, it is preferred that you book an appointment before you visit the Nick Smith Centre. Call 1-888-2-DONATE.