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Special Blood Donor clinic in Smiths Wednesday to honour SFDCI teacher

by | Dec 4, 2018 | Local News | 0 comments

Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute staff will host a blood donor clinic tomorrow in honour of the late Kristine MacLaren.

In May of last year, Kristine a Music and Arts Teacher at the school was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer originating from smooth muscle.

She needed close to 40 units of blood over the course of her treatment.

Sadly, she passed away on Thursday, July 5 at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.                       

The clinic will take place tomorrow from 1 pm to 4 pm and then 5 pm to 8 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 – 7 Main St East, in Smiths Falls.

To book an appointment use the GiveBlood App, call 1-888-2DONATE or visit

Those with appointments are encouraged to keep that appointment and, if possible, bring a friend or family member to donate with you. Walk-ins are welcome.

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