Dozens of new donors
Some 40 members of the Bagotville community visited the Plasmavie Center in Chicoutimi on November 25th as part of a special collection day organized just for them.
The organizer of this special day, MCpl Veronique Savard, was pleased with the participation. "We managed to bring in new donors and that was the real goal. I spent much of the day there and I was very surprised to see so many people who were there for their first plasma donation. For some blood donors, it was their 45th donation, but the first one for plasma," says MCpl Savard. Since you can become a plasma donor at any time, those who missed the event can still donate by contacting the Plasmavie Center in C h i c o u t i m i . V i s i t www. hema- quebec. qc. ca to find the centre's contact information as well as more information on blood plasma donation.