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Hayley Huffman undergoes blood type test.Kinesiology student Hayley Huffman (right) gets her blood type tested by Canadian Blood Services.

Fair provides health info for students

Finding out her blood type is O+ is good news for Hayley Huffman.

“I get to help more people that way,” the first-year kinesiology major said Wednesday after having her type tested at the Health Fair in the CAW Student Centre. She was planning to give blood for the first time at a donor clinic in Vanier Hall later that day.

“I have always wanted to become a blood donor, but I had to wait until I was of age,” said Huffman.

She was one of about 1,000 people who made their way through the fair, speaking with representatives of organizations ranging from Student Health 101 to the Aids Committee of Windsor, picking up their literature and learning about a variety of issues.

First-year science student Kara Crabb called health “the most important thing” to young people.

“I am interested in a career in the health field, so I wanted to see what information is available here,” she said. “More students should take advantage of the fair.”

The fair, organized by Student Health Services and Lancer Recreation, brings campus and community agencies together to raise awareness of issues key to student wellness.