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Blood donations in honour of Stratford man fully booked in Charlottetown Feb. 19

Wendy Toy holds a photo of her with her late husband Ron St. Onge who was an avid blood donor. Next to her is the bandage from her first time giving blood and a certificate from Canadian Blood Services for the blood clinic held each year in honour of St. Onge. This year’s clinic in memory of St. Onge is being held today.
Wendy Toy holds a photo of her with her late husband Ron St. Onge who was an avid blood donor. Next to her is the bandage from her first time giving blood and a certificate from Canadian Blood Services for the blood clinic held each year in honour of St. Onge. This year’s clinic in memory of St. Onge is being held today. - Katherine Hunt
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Canadian Blood Serviced in Charlottetown in fully booked Tuesday, Feb. 19 after a Guardian article highlighting a campaign asking for donations in honour of Ron St. Onge of Stratford. 

The city blood clinic is encouraging people to make appointments for later this week to donate in honour of St. Onge as some walk-ins may be turned away Tuesday. 

St. Onge was diagnosed in 2014 with cancer unknown primary, which is when cancer cells are found in the body but the location where the cancer started is unknown.

He died from the disease in 2016.

His wish was to not make his death something sad, but to bring something good from it.

He asked his wife for people to donate blood to Canadian Blood Services in his honour. 

Charlottetown Canadian Blood Services hours this week: 

  • Wednesday: 1-7 p.m.   

  • Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed  

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