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Young Blood For Life - National Challenge

National 'Young Blood for Life' Challenge

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National Challenge Winning Schools

National Challenge Winning Schools

What Is It?

We are thrilled to announce the annual National 'Young Blood for Life' Challenge. This exciting program runs from September 1 to May 31 and is open to all participating secondary schools in the geographic areas of our permanent clinic locations. Contact your local Canadian Blood Services Representative to confirm your eligibility.

Benefits to the School and Students

Each donation can save or improve up to three lives! Besides saving lives, schools will be recognized for their overall contribution, the number of new donors recruited, and have the chance to win local, provincial and national prizes. Students will have the opportunity to donate more than once during the challenge, thus improving your schools chance of winning a prize.

The challenge and other components of the 'Young Blood for Life' Program will prove to be a great asset in raising school spirit and in creating a friendly, healthy competition between schools in each area as well as nationally. In addition, encouraging students to donate while still in school increases the likelihood that they will continue to support Canada's blood system and to become lifetime donors.

The Need

A recent survey found that over half of Canadians say they or a family member have required blood or blood products. This means that in a standard classroom of 30 students, at least 15 of them, or a family member would need blood during their lifetime. Guess how many end up donating? One. You can change that. Donating blood takes only about an hour of your time but has the potential to save up to three lives.

We Make it Easy

We will provide promotional materials like brochures, posters and recipient testimonials confirming the significant impact of donation on others. All we need from you is to formally register your school in the challenge.

An introduction and an overview of the program is available to teacher organizers, principals and board of education representatives. For more information on the Challenge, contact us at

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