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September 12, 2001
Mayor Lastman calls on Toronto to Donate Blood
Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman today called on every Torontonian to go out over the
next two weeks and donate blood to assist the victims of terrorism in the
United States.

"Our efforts can't reduce the number of casualties but we can give blood to
reduce the number of deaths," said Mayor Lastman. "We must do everything
possible to help those who are in need of our assistance."

Mayor Lastman thanked everyone in Toronto who has called his office to offer
"I am very proud to be mayor of a city with so many people willing to give of
themselves to help anyone affected by this tragedy."

"By pulling together and supporting our neighbours we will defeat the monsters
who have changed all of our lives forever. Way to go Toronto!"

Walk-in blood donor clinics will be held at Toronto City Hall from noon to 7
p.m. on Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14. Donations will help
to replenish Canadian Blood Services' reserves of blood for use locally and for
the current emergency in the United States if required.

Information about other scheduled blood donor clinics in the Toronto area can
be obtained by calling Canadian Blood Services at 1-888-236-6283 or visit the
Canadian Blood Services Web site.

More on:
City of Toronto responses to terrorist attacks in the United States.

Media Contact
Jim Warren
Office of the Mayor

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