Last night Canadian Blood Services threw a Saskatoon bash for bleeders, and recognized the dedication of people who’ve made 25, 50, 100, 150 and even 200 donations. Steve Shannon was the host; there were speakers including Amanda Taylor, whose husband needed blood–lots of it–after a motorcycle crash. It was a particularly poignant event given the need for–and spike in–blood donations following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. There were some of my favourite nurses who stick me every three months, and the chance to meet other donors like James Jackson, a 200+ donor. I was happy to receive my 100 donation certificate and renew my vow to find someone who’s never donated before to take up the habit. I’m booked for my 105th in June; who wants to come with me?