Cornwall Ontario – Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. The body’s liquid life source that carries nutrients and oxygen to the tissues is the most sought after donation in the world and Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is doing its part to make sure enough is available in your time of need. As a proud “Partner for Life” with Canadian Blood Services, CCH will be sponsoring a blood drive January 3rd 2017 at the Cornwall Civic Complex. The holiday season is especially taxing on blood with an increase in motor vehicle accidents due to bad weather and extra travel during at this time of year.
“It is important to raise awareness regarding the significance of blood donations in our community. A blood drive is the perfect opportunity to do so and CCH is honoured to sponsor one in our area!” exclaims Jeanette Despatie, President and Chief Executive Officer of CCH. “Our value of engagement is obvious here by our staff members giving either time and/or blood in order to help others.”
The need for blood and blood components is constant because they are used to treat any number of injuries and illnesses, including various forms of cancers, hip and joint surgery, transplants, trauma patients such as car accident victims, patients with blood disorders, and many others. Last year (2015), CCH reached 100 per cent of its goal, and nationwide “Partners for Life” has been responsible for over 90,000 donations in 2016 alone.
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