Blood flows faster in Kelowna than PG
Oct 19, 2013 / 7:07 am
Six weeks in to the 16th annual Interior Drive for Life (IDFL) challenge and Kelowna has kept its lead in blood collections against Prince George, but not by much.
Kelowna has achieved 91 per cent of its collections target to date compared to 89 per cent by Prince George.
“Prince George is battling hard this year to keep in step with Kelowna donors,” said Gayle Voyer, partnership specialist with Canadian Blood Services.
“You can’t put a price on civic pride, so for the final two weeks of competition I’m urging local residents to keep rolling up their sleeves to help hospital patients.”
In the past five years, Prince George has won three of five IDFL contests in 2008, 2010, and 2012; Kelowna was victorious in 2009 and 2011. The city that collects the most blood donations by Oct. 31 will be declared this year’s winner.
Local residents who want to book a donation appointment and support the contest can do so online or by calling 1-888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283). For group bookings, interested parties can contact Gayle at 250-448-4022 or [email protected]
Results for Weeks 5 and 6:
|Kelowna||Prince George||Challenge Total|
|Targets To Date||1,280||832||2,112|
|Total To Target||91.09%||89.06%||90.29%|
Kelowna area residents are asked to give blood at the Kelowna Blood Donor Clinic at 103-1865 Dilworth Drive, which is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 19.
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