Ninety-four heroes at an­nual Blood Drive

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Staff, Stanstead

Stanstead’sAmy Wolfe (seen in the photo with Jean Fluet on page 1), who was one of the last donors at yes­ter­day’s Blood Donor Clinic which is put on ev­ery year by the Vol­un­teer Fire­fight­ers of Stanstead, helped bring the to­tal tally for the day up to 94 donors. Or­ga­niz­ers had been hop­ing to reach 100, but per­haps the weather was too nice for that. “”It went very smoothly and most peo­ple were able to do­nate,” com­mented fire­fighter Jean Fluet, the main or­ga­nizer of the event. “Last year we had to turn away ten or twelve peo­ple for things like re­cent den­tal work, be­ing low in iron or other things that are checked in the screen­ing process,” added Mr. Fluet. About half a dozen peo­ple came in to give blood for the first time while a few teenagers who ar­rived at the donor clinic learnt that they had to be at least eigh­teen years old to give the ‘gift of life’.

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