Canadian Blood Services has small north eastern communities to thank for getting closer to its blood donor targets. It says many travel hours from small northern communities to Timmins every month to donate blood or plasma.

The next blood drive is coming to St. Dominque’s Hall in Timmins on January 27th and 28th. If you’re interested in donating but have questions you can head to or call 1-888-2-DONATE.

(Written by Greg Rosser)