Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life
Wilfrid Laurier University has joined forces with Canadian Blood Services as a Partner for Life. This partnership will see mobile blood donor clinics held at both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Laurier's partnership number is #WILF001529.
What is a Partner for Life?
Partners For Life is a nationwide program that is designed for corporate and community organizations. By joining the program, organizations make a commitment to save lives by donating blood as a team. The need for blood is ongoing, and patients that are treated for things such as cancer, surgery and trauma depend on a stable supply of blood year round, which is why Partners for Life organizations have the power to save lives!
Approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. In fact, according to a recent poll, 52 per cent of Canadians say they, or a family member, have needed blood or blood products for surgery or for medical treatment. One blood donation can save up to three lives.
Laurier has pledged to collect 300 donations this year. To continue and increase donations, Laurier has several new initiatives to promote the new partnership. These include blood recipient speakers at Laurier’s “lunch and learn” events, student residence blood donor challenges and campus shuttles to the Kitchener-Waterloo Blood Donor Clinic.