To the editor:
On behalf of Canadian Blood Services, and those who have benefited from blood and blood products, I would like to thank everyone in Fort Frances who contributed so much to the success of our mobile clinics in 2006.
Last year, 746 donors visited our clinics in Fort Frances, where we collected a total of 652 units of blood.
Since each unit can be used to assist as many as three people, the donors of Fort Frances and area potentially helped save or improve the lives of as many as 1,956 patients.
We were especially happy to welcome 102 new, first-time donors from Fort Frances and area. First-time donors always are needed and we look forward to meeting many more in 2007.
Should you wish more information about the blood program, I encourage you to contact Canadian Blood Services toll-free at 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or by visiting us at www.blood.ca
Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make our clinics so successful.
All of us at Canadian Blood Services with you a Happy New Year and look forward to visiting with you again in 2007.