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Heartwarming Charity – Canadian Blood Services

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Heartwarming Charity – Canadian Blood Services

Our Founder, Jan Kirkpatrick, donated blood and platelets on a regular basis throughout her life. When she fell ill, she benefited from blood transfusions that lengthened her life and improved the quality of it in the end.

There is often a shortage of blood and a desperate call for donations. What does this mean? It means that many people could be saved with your help. That is why we have decided to feature the Canadian Blood Services as our heartwarming charity of the month! Check out why this charity gets our hearts pumping!


About this Charity:

Canadian Blood Services operates Canada’s blood supply in a manner that gains the trust, commitment and confidence of all Canadians by providing a safe, secure, cost-effective, affordable and accessible supply of quality blood, blood products and their alternatives.”

– Canadian Blood Services

The Canadian Blood Services is working to support Canadians with safe, secure, and quality blood supply and products. This charity works to:

  • Collect
    The Canadian Blood Services organization collects healthy blood that is used to help other Canadians in need. By appointment, you can donate blood that will be used for the medical care of individuals experiencing health issues of various kinds. A donation of blood can help those undergoing heart surgery, those with leukemia, those who experienced an emergency situation where extreme blood loss occurred, and aid those with aplastic anemia.
  • Research
    In addition to providing blood to those in need and maintaining the Canadian blood bank, the Canadian Blood Services engages in continuous research. This research is done with hopes of advancing practices of blood transfusions and transplantations that are required in the medical field. The charity supports research projects through funding and grants in order to further improve the lives of many.


How to Get Involved:

There are a number of ways you can get involved with the Canadian Blood Services organization, including:

  • Financial Donations
  • Volunteer
  • Donate Blood
  • Donate Plasma
  • Donate Platelets
  • Register to be an Organ Donor


Why This Charity is Heartwarming:

The Canadian Blood Services is bringing the importance of blood to our attention, as even a single blood donation can save a life! But sometimes much more is needed. As stated by Canadian Blood Services, “It can take up to 50 units of blood to save a single car crash victim.” We benefit by:

  • Providing life-saving blood to those in need
    • In order for our hearts to keep beating, we need blood. The Canadian Blood Services is giving everyone the opportunity to save a life by doing a simple blood donation. Our bodies continue to make more of it, so we truly have no excuse! As they say, “it’s in you to give.”

It all comes back to the heart, and that is why we support the Canadian Blood Services for their work in collecting and delivering blood to those who need it most! Let’s continue to bring awareness to the heart and the importance of blood. Show others some love by donating what is truly in us to give!