Blood donors asked to share stories

Canadian Blood Services is trying something new to encourage people to donate blood.

They've launched a new microsite – – that puts faces and names to those impacted by blood donation.

Peter MacDonald, director of donor relations for Atlantic Canada, said it's a chance for donors, partners, volunteers, recipients and others to say 'thank you' and share their journey.

"Personal stories help build strong communities and they provide a connection to anyone who donates in Fredericton," MacDonald said in a news release. "We created this digital space where people from across Canada can come together to celebrate blood donation – its ability to give life, give time and give joy."

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