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Blood donor clinic exceeds quota

District residents truly were in the spirit of giving the “gift of life” this week, donating more blood to the Canadian Blood Services’ clinic here than organizers had sought.

Some 412 pints of blood were donated—exceeding the two-day quota of 385 by 27.

“That’s the first time we broke the 400 mark since May, 1999,” clinic co-ordinator Marnee Miller said Friday morning.

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