blood cellsThere are two opportunities to donate blood next month in Owen Sound.

The Canadian Blood Services is holding two donation clinics at the Owen Sound Legion.

The first is Wednesday, August 7th from 2 to 7 pm and the second one is planned for Wednesday, August 28th from 2 to 7 pm.

A blood clinic in Owen Sound held earlier this week collected 117 blood donations, the organization was hoping for 144.

Summer is historically a challenging time of year for the blood system. Travel, holidays, family activities and changes in routines mean that there tends to be fewer donations during the summer months, yet the demand for blood never stops; cancer patients, accident victims, and people with blood disorders rely on blood transfusions every day.

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source: media release, Canadian Blood Services