The Trenton Knights of Columbus Hall was packed Monday and for a great reason.
A blood donor clinic took place and early projections have them surpassing their goal of 144 units.
Co-Convenor of the Trenton clinic Larry Rankin says new donation changes for women soon come into effect.
Rankin says it was great to see the long lineups and says he appreciates everyone waiting as long as they did to help others.
WOMEN: Donation Interval: Females – Female donors must now book their next appointment 84 instead of 56 days out to protect their iron levels. As of December 10, all appointments must be booked 84 days out to be ready for a March 5, 2017 eligibility change.
MEN: Hemoglobin Test: Males – Starting March 5, 2017, male donors will be required to measure 130 g/L on the hemoglobin test (an increase from today’s 125 g/L).