Drumheller and the surrounding area has surpassed the targeted units of blood needed to make the Canadian Blood Drive a success.
Shaun Richer, the Canadian Blood Drive spokesperson for Drumheller said, "The mobile donor centre on January 29th was fantastic. We always have great support from the surrounding community. That particular day we had a target of one hundred and twenty units and we actually ended up collecting one hundred and thirty-three."
When asked if there was an increase in donors from the last clinic, it could only be compared to the clinic before the last one that was in town. Richer explained, "It was an increase of the one before that because unfortunately, we had some mechanical issues. Just showing the support from the community, they really rallied behind us and they came out in full force."
Whether you are a first time donor or have donated regularly, each person can make an impact.
"We're always encouraging new people to become part of Canada's lifeline. A lot of people don't understand the impact that one person can make." Richer also says, "The actual donation part is five to ten minutes. You fill out your paperwork, you donate and then the best part, is you go into our refreshment area and enjoy juice and cookies."
You can make a difference in someone's life when you donate. You could even be saving a life.