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March 6, 2015

Report on the Blood Donor Clinic - February 21, 2015

Dear Worthy Brother Knights,
On Saturday, February 21, despite the inclement weather, we conducted the council’s first blood donor clinic for 2015 and the second for the council’s fraternal year 2014-15. Bro. Priyal (Chair for the event) and Bro. Sunil who has been associated with this project since its inception, ensured that all went well during the course of the day. They were ably supported by a number of brothers who came early to set-up the hall for the clinic.
Although we had over a 100 donors who had signed up, 57 donors turned-up braving the weather conditions with 43 being successful in being able to donate and thus meeting our expected target. A number of the donors, who could not make it to the clinic in time, were directed to the CBS Heartland clinic with the council getting the credit for it (the Heartland numbers are not included).
With 43 donors being successful this equates to providing blood to 129 patients, to local hospitals in the Mississauga area.
All of this would not have been possible without the support of your strong and continuous volunteering efforts and support over the weekends for the sign-up campaign and the pulpit talk, which generated a lot of interest and sign-ups. Thank you Bro. Priyal and Bro. Sunil and to all the brother knights, for your support and assistance for this worthy event of our council.
Last but not least, for this blood donor clinic, Bro. Edgar Dias, who is an honorary member of our council (over 25 years being a knight), was our star for the storyboard. Attached please find the flyer that we have used for this event. Thank-you Bro. Edgar and family for agreeing to do this for our council.

Edwin D'Cruz
Grand Knight and the Executive Team
St. Francis Xavier Council 12067

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