Canadian Blood Services came to Drumheller this week and they left with smiles on their faces.

A blood donor clinic was held on Tuesday, October 30 at the Badlands Community Facility.

"It was fantastic; it ended up being a well attended blood clinic for us," remarked Shaun Richer, the Territory Manager for Canadian Blood Services. "We did collect 108 per cent (of our goal), which was fantastic. We had a lot of support from people coming out."

The last blood donor clinic in Drumheller was a disappointment, but Richer chalks that up to the fact that their van broke down on the way here and they were late.

"Because we don't come into the town very often we capitalize on those visits, so this one turned out to be a very well supported one," he added. "We are coming back on January 29."

"We don't have a preference, but the one that is in high need would be our O-negative, because it's the universal blood type," explained Richer. "When you get into those critical situations you just grab that O-negative bag. Because it is the universal blood type it can go to everybody."

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