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City becomes 2016 Canadian Blood Services Corporate Partner

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December 8, 2015 - The City of Kawartha Lakes has joined the staff at Fleming College, the Ross Memorial Hospital and others as Canadian Blood Services corporate partners.

“The need for donations is huge and we see this as a great partnership and a great fit,” said City CAO Ron Taylor. “We are asking our staff and our community to make giving blood a priority. We all have the power to help save lives.”

Mayor Andy Letham announced the City’s involvement and commitment during Tuesday’s Council meeting.

“As a husband and a parent I am stepping up and doing what I can to help make a difference,” Mayor Letham said. “We often hear about the need for blood donors and I think having the City become a corporate partner is a great way for all of us to give back to our immediate community and help make a difference.”

The Canadian Blood Services’ Wrap It Up Red Holiday Campaign launched at the beginning of December and runs until December 31. The organization is calling on all Canadians to fill 125,000 appointments in December.

“What better time of year to announce and launch our campaign to collectively give the gift of blood than at this time of year,” said Mayor Letham. “The holidays are about family and loved ones, near and far, and we need to remember that giving blood can save lives and make a difference. Do we need a better reason to give?”

Canadian Blood Services will be holding a blood donor clinic on Thursday, December 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“We are very much looking forward to this new partnership and encourage all of our staff to support the Canadian Blood Service blood donor clinics,” said Mr. Taylor. “And to Fleming College and Ross Memorial Hospital, we look forward to a little friendly competition over the next year. You can consider the gauntlet thrown for a very worthy cause.”


For more information please contact:

John Chambers
Communications Officer
705-324-9411 Ext. 1355

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