Bring your own blood

First-time blood donor Katherine Haycock, left, looks away as charge nurse Marta Boulton prepares the needle during the second BYOB Bring your Own Blood party at the Collicutt Centre on Friday.

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First-time blood donor Katherine Haycock, left, looks away as charge nurse Marta Boulton prepares the needle during the second BYOB Bring your Own Blood party at the Collicutt Centre on Friday.

Later, Haycock said giving blood was not all that bad and she plans to donate again. Canadian Blood Services, Big 105 and 106.7 the Drive are challenging Central Albertans to donate blood with the hope of collecting over 800 units by the end of July.