Ponoka blood donations an impressive number

Ponoka surprised and impressed the workers at the Blood Donor Clinic on Nov. 12. Many people flocked to the Kinsmen Community Centre to donate their blood to benefit the lives of others and their giving exceeded the quota set for the clinic.

  • Nov. 19, 2008 7:00 a.m.

Ponoka surprised and impressed the workers at the Blood Donor Clinic on Nov. 12. Many people flocked to the Kinsmen Community Centre to donate their blood to benefit the lives of others and their giving exceeded the quota set for the clinic.

The quota was 117 units of blood and by the end of the day the blood clinic collected 128 units.

Marion Raugust, a Ponoka convener, says the workers at the clinic were very happy about the results of the day.

“They were quite excited about it,” said Raugust. “It went way over their quota, it’s very impressive.”

Raugust also says there were seven new donors that made their way to the clinic.

“It was great to see that there were that many new donors that day,” she said. “It was very busy.”

The clinic ran from 3 to 7 p.m. and was supported by the Kinettes club and Subway, who provided the cookies and subs for the day.

Raugust was pleased with the turnout at the clinic and believes that Ponoka really stepped up to the plate.

“The people of Ponoka responded in such a positive way, and having seven new donors is really something,” she said.

The next blood donor clinic will be held on Jan. 21, 2009 at the Kinsmen Community Centre from 3 to 7 p.m.