January 04, 2019

Diabetes Canada is very saddened to learn of the death of an individual in a clothing donation bin belonging to another charitable organization located in West Vancouver, BC. Although death or injury related to the misuse of clothing donation bins is not common, we feel that if there is an opportunity to prevent this type of tragic incident, we must make every effort to find a solution.

Working with our Canadian-based clothing donation bin designer and manufacturer and as information and parts become available from the manufacturer, Diabetes Canada is making adjustments to all of its clothing donation bins in an effort to prevent injury or death to those trying to enter its bins. 

We appreciate and rely on the generosity of Canadians donating clothing through our bins or through its home pick up service because funds raised help us to support 11 million Canadians with diabetes or prediabetes. 

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About Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada is the registered national charitable organization that is making the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through:

  • Resources for health-care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;
  • Advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces; and
  • Funding world-leading Canadian research to improve treatments and find a cure.

For more information:

Kathleen Powderley
Media Relations
Diabetes Canada
416-803-5597
Kathleen.Powderley@diabetes.ca

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