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LHSC and St. Joseph’s to announce renewed commitment to blood donation


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For Immediate Release
March 26, 2012


(LONDON, Ontario) – The need for blood products in the city of London is ongoing, and patients undergoing treatment for illnesses and injuries such as cancer, surgery, and trauma depend on a stable supply of blood year-round. Nearly every single blood donation collected by Canadian Blood Services in the London region is used to treat patients at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s).

Media are invited to attend a special event and photo opportunity where the Presidents and CEOs of LHSC and St. Joseph’s will announce a new partnership with Canadian Blood Services:

Date: Tuesday, March 27
Time: 10:30 am

Canadian Blood Services headquarters

840 Commissioners Road East

Opportunities for one-on-one interviews will be available, as well as photo opportunities with staff from LHSC and St. Joseph’s as they demonstrate their commitment to blood donation.

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For media inquiries contact:

Kelly Almond
London Health Sciences Centre

Corporate Communications and Public Relations
519-685-8500 ext. 77129

Dahlia Reich
St. Joseph's Health Care London

Communication and Public Affairs
519-646-6100 ext. 65294

After-hours assistance:
Call St. Joseph’s switchboard at 519-646-6100 and ask to page the communicator on-call.

Call LHSC Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask to page the communication consultant on-call.