2019 BC RCMP Blood Donor Drive – Record Numbers – E Division – Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley/Surrey – Congratulations to all who participated in the BC RCMP Headquarters Blood Donor Clinic on April 25, 2019!

Of the 161 employees who attended the Clinic, we collected 131 units of blood, surpassing the number of daily donations collected in British Columbia yesterday. That means that 131 units of blood will be delivered to hospital for cancer patients, transplant recipients, collision victims and many more. For these people, a transfusion of blood can be the lifesaving difference.

Sgt. Janelle Shoihet donating blood at the BC RCMP Blood Donor Clinic.
Blood Donor RCMP Janelle Shoihet

BC RCMP has held a Blood Donor Clinic at its headquarters building in Surrey since 2013.

For many police officers, giving blood is often in support of our wounded officers or employees who have been injured on the job or not.

Every year, BC RCMP employees at headquarters deliver a successful event and huge number of donations, says Arleen Asi, Event Coordinator for the Fraser Valley. We want to thank the BC RCMP for hosting this Blood Donor Clinic every year.

Friends and family of mine have been the recipients of blood over the years, says Sergeant Janelle Shoihet. It’s a small thing to do that makes such a big impact on the lives of others.

Sgt. Janelle Shoihet shows off her pink pressure wrap bandage.
Blood Donor RCMP Janelle Shoihet Bandage

The Canadian Blood Services is now putting brightly coloured pressure wraps around peoples’ arms after they have given blood. This provides for an even pressure on the cotton ball at the site where blood is taken out. The tensor bandage also prevents bruising.

BC RCMP Headquarters is proud to host the annual Blood Donor Clinic every spring and to be part of Canada’s Lifeline.

It’s easy to be book and appointment online: www.blood.ca

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