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Canada Blood Service poster
In pre-COVID times only 4% of eligible Canadians gave blood, to Canada's Blood Services. Three years of the pandemic has reduced that to just 2%. "We urgently,need to rebuild Canada's Lifeline! And that means recruiting an additional 100,000 donors," Rotarian Don Polk of the Kingston Frontenac Rotary Club told the Club at Thursday's regular meeting.
To help in that effort Polk is visiting local Rotary Clubs to promote group giving during this year's National Blood Donor Week June 13th to June 17th. Look for the times set aside for the Rotary Clubs of Kingston.
If you have not given blood in sometime, Polk explained that many of the rules have changed. Some of the key changes are quite dramatic;
  1. There is no upper age limit;
  2. You can't just walk into a clinic;
  3. You must check out your eligibility
  4. You must register on-line to get an appointment.
Don distributed a poster like the one above. To register for an appointment you can access the site by using the QR Code on the poster with your smart phone.
You do not have to be a Rotarian to be part of the Rotary group. Friends, relatives, neighbours, and co-workers can all register through the Rotary group.
So Rotarians, be "People of Action" and spread the news through your own personal media networks. Just click on the social media button below and SHARE this article and the QR Code with others. It's the new way to practice "Service Above Self".