In you to give and doesn’t hurt a bit

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?

 

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One thought on “In you to give and doesn’t hurt a bit

  1. Your timing is incredible Karin! A friend of mine from university has leukaemia and she recently posted on Facebook that the best way people can support her, and others like her with cancer, is to give blood…so I had just decided to do so. I don’t recall the last time I gave blood, but it was definitely a long time ago so I’m overdue.

    I’d love to join you in June if it works for my schedule! Keep me posted on your appointment date/time!

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