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Blood bank seeks 500 new donors for 2017

The blood bank has set an ambitious goal of 500 new donors by the end of 2017, and it needs the public to help make it happen.

The blood bank told Cayman 27 it’s noticed an uptick in the need for blood over the last two years.  It said incidents of gun violence help exacerbate the need for donor blood, as shooting victims often require several units, which can quickly deplete the blood stock.

“[Blood donors] are there for a purpose, and that blood is there to help save lives,” said Medical Technologist Greg Honeyghan. “That’s the purpose of any blood bank; your blood will go as far as saving somebody’s life – even improving it.”

The blood bank says volunteers from Rotaract and Rotary Central helped them sign up thirty potential new donors at this year’s Taste of Cayman.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to josephavary@hurleysmedia.ky

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