June 26, 2020

FROSKR and SHYFTinc boosting blood donations in Sudbury and North Bay to meet demand

BESTECH and SHYFTinc team members with colleagues and friends from other local companies have made it a tradition to donate blood when the need is high. (2018 photo)

BESTECH and SHYFTinc are partnering with Canadian Blood Services to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available to hospital patients when the need is expected to increase.

As part of a shared commitment to serving the community, the two companies have partnered with the Sudbury blood donor centre, recruiting new donors and filling appointments. The goal is to add 148 donations during the week of June 24-28, before the Canada Day long weekend

Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services needs blood and blood products to sustain Canada’s lifeline.
“There are so many reasons to donate blood, and there’s a need in the north,” Patrick Fantin,

BESTECH Engineering Services General Manager

Between the two companies, there are more than 100 employees, Tran-Valade said. “It can take eight donors a week to help someone with leukemia, and the need for blood is always highest in the summer, especially before a long weekend. That’s why we have chosen this time to ask everyone to take time and donate.”

BESTECH and SHYFTinc employees, clients, friends, and family members can take part by making an appointment at the Sudbury donor centre on Barrydowne Road. Centre hours are Monday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Donors in North Bay may also contribute to the BESTECH and SHYFTinc blood drive by making an appointment at the mobile donor centre. Call 1-888-2DONATE or visit blood.ca for more information about donating or to make an appointment.

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