Rotary saving lives

Last week, the Kalamalka Rotary Club was helping to save lives by promoting blood donations.

Now, they received a lesson how to use Naloxone, which counteracts opioids in a person's bloodstream.

Holly Vanjoff, with Interior Health, attended a Rotary meeting to show members how to use Naloxone, a drug which has saved hundreds of lives in Vernon alone over the past few years.

“Many of us have been touched by the opioid crisis which has hit our community,” Rotary posted on its Facebook page.

The club welcomed a presentation by Holly at Interior Health on the effective, yet simple to use, Naloxone kit which has been reported to have been used and reversed an opioid overdose in 769 cases in Vernon in 2017.

This training, together with the kits, is free through Interior Health.

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