Z103.5 Corporate and Community Blood Donor Challenge
Z103.5 and Canadian Blood Services is encouraging you, your friends and your colleagues to donate blood before or immediately following the Canada Day long weekend.
Where: 1940 Gottingen Street in Halifax
When: June 16 to 30
Why: In one hour you can save up to three lives plus every person who walks in the doors of the blood donor clinic will have a chance to win 10 passes for the Z103.5 end of Summer Murphy's on the Water Boat Cruise.
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Canadian Blood Services and the IWK Announce Life-Saving Partnership
The IWK Health Centre has made a commitment to help save lives by donating blood as a member of Canadian Blood Services’ "Partners for Life" Program. Employees at the IWK Health Centre work to save lives of women, children and youth every day and now even more lives will be saved by their generosity.
"Partners for Life" is a corporate community program that provides a vital connection between hospital patients and community organizations across the country. As a member of this program, the IWK Health Centre’s almost 3,000 employees, along with their family and friends, have made the commitment to donate blood to help those whose lives depend on blood and blood products.
"Canadian Blood Services is honoured to welcome the IWK to our 'Partners for Life' family," says Peter MacDonald, Director of Donor and Clinic Services, Atlantic. "On average, every 60 seconds someone in Canada requires blood, and since it have a limited shelf life, demand is constant. Every day the IWK serves thousands of Maritime women, children, youth and families and staff see first hand the important role that blood and blood products play to help hospital patients on their road to recovery."
"The IWK is committed to its vision of Healthy Families. The Best Care," says Anne McGuire, President and CEO of the IWK Health Centre. "This partnership with Canadian Blood Services is another way for us to help make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients in our community. We have made a commitment to make 175 donations over the next 12 months, but I am hopeful that we can surpass that number. We are proud to partner with Canadian Blood Services and help meet the growing need for blood and blood products."
From left to right: Kristie Sills, Cirrus Ball (Platelet recipient and former IWK patient), Christopher Ball, Bryce Gibson (IWK and Canadian Blood Services volunteer), Peter MacDonald, Director, Donor & Clinic Services, Atlantic at the launch of the partnership at the Health Centre on April 18th.