NewsEligibility criteria for potential blood donors changes this week SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, contributor, Thursday, Apr. 26th, 2018Canadian Blood Services is taking steps to allow more donors through the doors. CBS Territory Manager Elaine St. Pierre says new eligibility criteria came into effect this week, which reflect current infectious disease data, align with international standards, and address other considerations that may have previously prevented Canadians from donating. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Blood-1.mp3She says CBS is estimating that change could increase donors by around 11,000 people over the course of the year. St. Pierre says another change surrounds the use of alcohol and marijuana. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Blood-2.mp3She says if you’ve never donated before, go to the Canadian Blood Services website and take the eligibility quiz, saying many people who originally thought they couldn’t donate find out they actually can.The next blood donor clinic in Haliburton is happening on June 11th. Book an appointment online, call 1-888-2-DONATE, or drop in.