Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blood clinic on wheels launches in Toronto!

Passersby at 67 Richmond Street West last Friday were invited to visit the BloodMobile to donate blood

Natisha Seenundun donated her blood in Ontario for the first time last week.

And she did it right in front of her office building at Richmond Street West.

“I work in this building,” she said. “I heard that there was a blood clinic and came down to register (for donation).”

By blood clinic, Seenundun meant Toronto’s first BloodMobile, which was launched by Canadian Blood Services (CBS) last Tuesday. Now it is travelling around GTA to collect blood from donors where it is convenient for them.

In the very compact carriage, donors go through exactly the same procedures as they did in a regular blood clinic. It usually takes 40 minutes to complete the entire proceeding.

“By coming to people, we are making blood donation as convenient as possible,” said Stephen A. Harding, development executive director of CBS.

Source: The Toronto Observer
ByL Minshu Mo
Posted 19 September 2010

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