Syr­ian refugees do­nate blood as way to thank Canada

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE -

HAL­I­FAX — Dozens of Syr­ian refugees lit­er­ally gave of them­selves as a way of giv­ing thanks for be­ing taken in by Canada. Mo­ham­mad Harb says 61 refugees do­nated blood at a Cana­dian Blood Ser­vices clinic in Hal­i­fax on Satur­day, and more were ex­pected later in the day. Harb, whose fam­ily met Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau last year, says he was pleased that so many peo­ple came to do­nate to say, “Thank you, Canada.” Harb told Global News he left Syria out of fear for his chil­dren and fam­ily.

Provin­cial Im­mi­gra­tion Min­is­ter Lena Diab praised the group for the ges­ture that was done “in the hope of giv­ing life to oth­ers be­cause they be­lieve they have been given a life — a new life here in this prov­ince.’’ Peter MacDon­ald of Cana­dian Blood Ser­vices says the do­na­tions could po­ten­tially help more than 180 peo­ple.

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