Health roundup

Torcia Velthuizen
By Torcia Velthuizen February 9, 2018 11:55

By Torcia Velthuizen

Blood drive at St.Clair College


Canadian Blood Services is holding a blood drive at St. Clair College.

According to Canadian Blood Services, 375 donors are needed weekly in Windsor-Essex and they are hoping to get approximately 100 students to attend the blood drive on Feb. 15.

Approximately one in two people are eligible to donate, however, last year Canadian Blood Services only received donations from one in every 60.

There is a strong demand for O negative blood as it is compatible with all other blood types.

If you are not sure if you are able to donate, Canadian Blood Services have provided a checklist for eligibility.


Eligibility information:

1) Donors must be 17 years or older.

2) There is a weight and height requirement for 17 to 23-year-olds.

3) Bring Identification card such as a driver’s license, new health card or blood donor card if you are already a donor.

4) You must not have had any new tattoos or body piercings in the last 6 months.

5) You must not have been to the dentist in the last 72 hours.

6) If you have travelled outside of Canada please call 1-888-2-Donate to talk to a nurse.

7) For specific eligibility questions, please check online at or call 1-888-2-Donate to talk to a nurse.

8) Eat and drink water the day before the donation and especially on the day of the donation.


The blood drive will take place at the main campus in the common area near the Tim Hortons from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Karaoke recall


Walmart has recalled a brand of karaoke machine, but not because your family wants you to stop holding solo concerts in your living room.

The  Rock Solo Karaoke Microphone & Speaker sold in black and rose were recalled because the item can overheat, leading to burns, smoking, melting and possible explosion.

Wal-Mart Canada Corp. has reported three incidents from the product. One of the incidents led to an explosion and property damage.

Health Canada advises consumers to stop using the product and return the product along with any packaging to their nearest Walmart for a refund.

Torcia Velthuizen
By Torcia Velthuizen February 9, 2018 11:55

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