Kelowna Continues to Lead 'Drive For Life' Challenge
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Prince George, B.C. - Prince George continues to lag behind Kelowna in the annual Canadian Blood Services 'Drive For Life' challenge...
The local blood donor clinic on Westwood Drive is open today, with blood donations going towards week three of the challenge. But finalized results from week two show that Kelowna collected 109-percent of its targetted collection, while Prince George was at 94-percent.
This year's challenge also includes the added goal of bringing in new donors and Prince George did better Kelowna on that front: hitting 115-percent of its target, to Kelowna's 110-percent.
Prince George Partnership specialist, Tamara Sweet says the local clinic did see a bigger turnout of both regular and first-time donors in the second week of the challenge, despite falling short of Kelowna for the second week in a row.
"It's very exciting to see such a high number of first time donors this past week," says Sweet. "Having a good mix of regular and new donors is key to a healthy blood supply now, and into the future." 17 new donors came into the Prince George clinic to donate last Wednesday and Thursday.
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