Ayer’s Cliff health co-op hops on board with Héma-Quebec

Gordon Lambie
Staff Writer

The Massawippi Valley Health Centre hosted Héma-Quebec blood donor clinic in front of the Ayer’s Cliff town hall on Wednesday. According to Beth McMillan, the chair of the clinic, the event was organized with a goal of signing up 35 people for donation appointments over the course of the afternoon and evening. As of the clinic’s opening at 2 p.m. 24 of those 35 had already signed up, with five or six drop-in donors having already come by. The clinic was held on a by-appointment basis because of the limited space available in the mobile donation unit that was brought to the site by Héma-Quebec. Several of the donors on site praised the convenience of the modified bus, noting that they had never been able to make it to donor clinics in neighbouring communities and commenting on how much easier it is to give blood when the clinic is in your own back yard. See full story in the Thursday, May 17th edition of The Record.