Be­come a plas­ma do­nor

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - NEWS -

On No­vem­ber 25th, Ba­got­ville mi­li­ta­ry mem­bers are in­vi­ted to be­come blood plas­ma do­nors at the Plas­ma­vie Centre in Chi­cou­ti­mi.

This day is de­si­gned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for mi­li­ta­ry mem­bers and is an ini­tia­tive of MC­pl Vé­ro­nique Sa­vard, her­self a do­nor in recent months. "Be­fore do­na­ting plas­ma, I par­ti­ci­pa­ted re­gu­lar­ly in blood drives. I heard about last year's plas­ma do­na­tion and I read a lot about it be­fore I de­ci­ded to go to the col­lec­tion centre, "says MC­pl Sa­vard. It was upon lear­ning that her young neigh­bor Em­ma, aged three, was diag­no­sed with can­cer that she de­ci­ded to make an ap­point­ment. "I had read that plas­ma was ve­ry use­ful in the pre­pa­ra­tion of se­ve­ral me­di­ca­tions used af­ter che­mo­the­ra­py or to treat cer­tain im­mune sys­tem di­seases. When I found out about Em­ma's ill­ness, I wan­ted to do so­me­thing concrete to help her and other sick chil­dren. From what I read about it, I knew it was the right thing to do," she ex­plains, now in her eighth plas­ma do­na­tion. To make an ap­point­ment or to ask ques­tions about plas­ma do­na­tion, mi­li­ta­ry mem­bers should send an email to: an­nie. black­burn@ he­ma - que­bec. qc. ca

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