By Craig Westcott/August 26, 2022
CBS Mayor Darrin Bent is hoping more residents in the town will extend an arm and donate blood to the Canadian Red Cross.
Bent made the plea at last week’s public council meeting.
The mayor was motivated to make the request after learning something while donating blood at the Red Cross’s blood donor clinic at All Saints Parish Hall a couple of weeks ago.
“While I was there, I was told that through the mobile donations (clinic) CBS gets about 70 donations each time,” said Bent. “And they acknowledge that many CBS residents do their donating in their (headquarters at the) Wicklow Street office in St. John’s. But they said it would be nice if their clinic here in Conception Bay South at All Saints could hit a hundred (donations) as a target each time they come. So, I’m putting that challenge out there to everybody in the town that if you’re in CBS and you’re able to donate blood, I would encourage you to do so.”
The next clinic, Bent noted, is October 25 at All Saints Parish Hall.
“And of course, there’s an app for that, so you can download the app and register yourself and get your appointment set up. You can do it on your computer as well, or you can call them and set up the appointment,” he added. “But it would be nice to see our town hit a hundred donations each time that they come out.”