Monday, 13 August 2012

Blood Drive: A Final Plea

So many of you know, I am an Assignment Saving Lives Student Recruiter for Canadian Blood Services. If I recruit 20 UNITS of blood (with 5 being new units) I am able to receive a bursary for my schooling. I attend The Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences in Toronto and, as you can probably guess from the name of my blog, I am a Medical Laboratory Sciences Student. I will be directly involved with blood donation and even Canadian Blood Services when I graduate in 2014.

I was told today that what matters is the "TOTAL UNITS" donated to my team. I need to have at least 20 units when I currently only have 11.

The way the information for the program is worded is that you have to recruit 20 blood donors with 5 being new donors. I was under the impression this meant the people you recruit to donate. Obviously, some people may have health issues, faint while donating, low hemoglobin etc which prevents them from completing their donation. If that happens, these people do NOT count in my total.  I understand that they want to get units of blood but this is extremely hard to fulfill when you aren't going to delve into the health issues a person may have.

If anyone knows where I can get 9 units of blood (har har har) or has a group of people (Work, school, team) that is going to donate and would be willing to use my Partner ID, please let me know. You'd be helping me out tremendously.The best part is you do NOT have to be located in Manitoba to help me, it is good across Canada and will take 5 seconds of your time to sign up for before you head to donate.

  1. Go to blood.ca/joinpartnersforlife

  2. Under Partner ID enter: KRIS013179 

  3. Check "yes" saying you are a "part of" this organization. It makes it easier.

  4. You don't have to share your information with me at all and I won't be contacting you (unless you'd like!)

Perhaps I can somehow scrounge up 9 willing and health donors that can aid me in my bursary quest. I have until September 3rd for people to donate.

Thanks for reading. Any questions please email me or tweet me @kurchenko.

-K

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