Pin­court blood drive a suc­cess

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A blood do­nor cli­nic or­ga­ni­zed by the Pin­court Vo­lun­teer Fi­re­men's As­so­cia­tion ga­the­red en­ough pints of blood to help up to 420 people.

The goal of the drive, held Ja­nua­ry 17 in col­la­bo­ra­tion with the Chêne-Bleu High School, was to re­ceive blood do­na­tions from at least 115 people.

Or­ga­ni­zers, who say its takes a lot of time, ener­gy and ef­fort to put to­ge­ther each cli­nic, were happy with the 105 peo­plew­ho hee­ded the call and gave blood.

"Each do­na­tion can help up to four people. The­re­fore, 420pa­tients­than­kyou­fo­ryour­com­mit­men­tand­de­di­ca­tion," or­ga­ni­zers­no­ted.

The vo­lun­teer fi­re­figh­ters al­so used the oc­ca­sion to dis­play a fire pre­ven­tion booth where the town's Emer­gen­cy and Pu­blic Sa­fe­ty Ser­vice of­fe­red a free smoke de­tec­tor to each first-time blood do­nor. Re­peat do­nors were ad­di­tio­nal­ly en­te­red in­to a draw for a chance to win a smoke alarm.

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