MONTREAL, APRIL 14, 2009 - The students and staff at Michelangelo Elementary School in Rivière-des-Prairies (9360 5th Street) are urging members of the community to come out in big numbers and support their Blood Donor Clinic on Monday, April 27 from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Organized in conjunction with Héma-Quebec, this project was initiated by Cycle 3 teacher Ida De Laurentiis. «I think it is very important that those of us who can give the gift of life, » she said. « Héma-Québec is the only organization in Quebec responsible for managing the province’s blood bank. Blood Donor Clinics such as ours play a vital role in helping them meet their objectives.”
Ms. De Laurentiis says this can also serve as an educational experience for the students. “We will explain to them the mission of Héma-Québec and how patients at hospitals require blood on a daily basis”