Sirens for Life Blood Donor Challenge

Sirens for Life Blood Donor Challenge


Sirens for Life is a blood donation event
that runs throughout the month of January. The intent is to boost donations of blood
throughout the month of January while donations are traditionally down. I’ve been in the emergency
services for 25 years, I spent the first part of my career as a paramedic, so on a regular
basis I saw the trauma and a number of medical issues out in the community. I can tell you
first hand that there is a need. This is an important cause, we need to make sure that
we have enough blood. Everyday we see tragedy, trauma, even just routine medical procedures
sometime require as much as 50 units of blood. We all have to chip in and contribute and
the life you save might be someone you know. So we are here to kick off a friendly competition
with our partner agencies, police, fire, bylaw, STARS, really this is just a fun way to help
the community. We encourage all citizens to step up and donate blood. For more information
and to learn how you can donate, visit blood.ca.