Still time left! Canadian Blood Services Exploration & Mining Challenge 2012
The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) together with Canadian Blood Services is looking forward to the launch of the seventh annual Exploration & Mining Challenge during the month of April. This is the seventh year that AME BC has collaborated with Canadian Blood Services on the challenge, and over the past six years, the mineral exploration and mining community has donated 372 units of blood during the month of April. For 2012, our target is 100 donations, with the potential to save up to 300 hundred lives.
Here are a few highlights of the importance of blood in our daily lives:
- BC is a net importer of blood. BC does not have enough donors giving blood to meet local hospital needs.
- Only 2.7% of eligible British Columbians donate on a regular basis, lower than the national average.
- The average amount of blood in one person is five litres.
- The minimum time between whole blood donations is 56 days.
Every minute of every day, in communities across Canada, someone needs blood.
Participating is easy and fun! To join the Mining Community Challenge, there are just three simple steps:
1. Register your team with Canadian Blood Services:
Simply send us an email or give us a call and you’re registered! Call or email
Stephanie Herger with Canadian Blood Services at 604.707.3440 or
2. Pick a team captain to lead the campaign:
Promote the challenge to co-workers, friends and family members with tools
and resources supplied by us – emailers, posters, flyers and lunch ‘n learn
3. Rally your community to donate blood on behalf of your organization:
Book appointments in one of two ways:
Individual appointments at blood.ca
or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-2683).
Group appointments through your local Partnership Specialist. We can even
provide round-trip transportation to your local blood donor clinic!
Then, track your donation by signing the challenge sheet at the front desk when you check-in for your blood donation appointment.
By participating in this challenge, you’re guaranteed to make a difference in your community by SAVING LIVES! Every donation is used to treat hospital patients in need, right here in B.C. Blood recipients include cancer patients, organ transplant recipients, car accident victims, even newborn babies.
We hope you will rise to this challenge and encourage your staff, family, and friends to donate blood during April.