Students challenged to donate blood

Canadian Blood Services wants the city’s high schools to rise to the challenge of donating blood.

Canadian Blood Services wants the city’s high schools to rise to the challenge of donating blood.

The Young Blood For Life program pits Lindsay Thurber, Hunting Hills and Notre Dame high schools against each other to see which can donate the most units of blood.

Lindsay Thurber won last year’s challenge with a total of 192 units, which also placed the school second in the province.

Donors must be 17 years old, weigh at least 50 kg, have no piercings or tattoos within the past six months and not travelled to a malaria risk country within the past six months.

The program runs until the end of May and asks students for a one-time registration so donations can be automatically tracked and credited to their schools.

Appointments can be booked and any questions answered by a registered nurse by calling Canadian Blood Services at 1-888 2 DONATE (236-6283).

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