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Blood donor clinic to honour SFDCI teacher goes today at SF Legion

by | Dec 5, 2018 | Local News | 0 comments

Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute staff is hosting a special blood donor clinic today in honour of the late Kristine MacLaren, a teacher at the school.  

In May of last year, Kristine, who taught Music and Arts 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.

She passed away on Thursday, July 5th of this year in hospital in Carleton Place with her family and loved ones by her side.                       

The clinic will take place this afternoon from 1 pm to 4 pm and then again this evening 5 pm to 8 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion 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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