Canadian Blood Services is updating its eligibility requirements for donors / Remembering Kyle Currie blood drive

The Covid Chronicle

**** Info via Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services is responsible for keeping the national blood system safe and for delivering an adequate supply of blood, plasma, stem cells and organ and tissue transplantation products and services to Canadians patients.

(HRFE Capt. Thompson’s 131st donation)

Due to the increase in the number of countries affected by COVID-19 and the growing number of new cases outside of Canada, Canadian Blood Services is updating its eligibility requirements for donors.

Learn more about the changes that might affect donors beginning on March 16, 2020:

About the memorial

Remembering Kyle Currie, a Halifax Regional Municipality firefighter who passed away Oct. 2, 2018 at the age of 34.

Eligible blood donors were encouraged to donate in his honour and show support by sharing their donation experience on social media using the hashtag #GiveForKyle.

Kyle donated his time to many charities including the Parker Street Food Bank, International Save a Child, and he handed money to the less fortunate. Kyle was adventurous, funny, kind and a highly-skilled athlete. His prankster side very often showed up at work and he was famous at HRFE for doing character impersonations. Kyle was a very generous spirit and he would love to know that people are rolling up their sleeves to donate in his memory.

On behalf of Kyle, please donate the gift of life and help support someone else’s fight.

To book a blood donation appointment today, locate a donor centre, check your eligibility to donate blood and more, download the GiveBlood app available for iOS on the App Store or for Android on Google Play or visit


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