Aging blood donor population is becoming an increasing concern
A usual trip to the mall turned out to be somewhat different for Jen Meyer. It wasn't long after she had stepped out of her vehicle when she began to feel faint, and at one point reached the point of nearly passing out.
"I'd always had trouble with my hemoglobin" Meyer said.
As explained by the Canadian Blood Services, hemoglobin is the pigment that makes blood red. It is an essential part of the transportation of oxygen from the lungs to the cells of the body. The hemoglobin molecule itself contains iron which comes from diet.
- By DONELLA SWAN
Pound For Pound Challenge donates to food bank
On a sunny Wednesday afternoon in Calgary's Prince's Island Park, Kevin Smith and five of his clients meet for a grueling workout. A benefit of the workout is not only a personal one, but also giving back to the community.
Smith, 44, owns Body Be Fit, a personal training and lifestyle business. Looking for a way to give back to the community and the less fortunate, Smith created the Pound for Pound Challenge.
- By SAMARA HAWKINS
How one dog made Calgary home with the help of Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation’s adoption program
- By Tanis Brown
For one Calgary senior, walking outside has had both physical and psychological benefits on her entire life
The fastest of the group, Lorraine Holman walks down the main path in Confederation Park with an apparent, yet subtle sense of determination.
- By CLAYTON GOODWIN