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Lockerby ranked first for most new blood donations in Canada

Lockerby Composite School ranked number one in most new blood donations for secondary schools across Canada and third overall for most units donated. Lockerby Composite School is the only school in Ontario to place in the top five.

Since the beginning of the school year, students and staff have donated 62 units of blood. Forty-six of those units came from first time donors. The blood donations are through the Canadian Blood Services’ Young Blood for Life program.

“We are very proud to be among the top schools in Canada for blood donations,” said Lockerby Composite School Principal Heather Gaffney.  “We have encouraged students and staff to participate in blood donor clinics and have taught them the value of giving blood to save lives.  I would like to commend teachers Ian Gray and Paul Hatzis for their ongoing leadership of this campaign.”

Young Blood for Life challenges high schools to recruit students, teachers, their families and friends to donate blood. According to Canadian Blood Services, young donors represent nine per cent of all blood donations.

“Our impressive results are a reflection of the caring students and staff at Lockerby Composite School,” said Principal Gaffney.  “We will continue to support blood donor clinics and lead by example for other schools in our community and across Ontario.”

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Media Contact:

Heather Gaffney, Principal, Lockerby Composite School
Rainbow District School Board, 705-522-1750