Gordon Somerville


Representing British Columbia and Yukon

Gord has a commitment to saving lives that is inspirational for others. Following in the footsteps of his father who was a frequent donor throughout his life, Gord began donating platelets only five days after his 17th birthday. Even with a full-time work schedule which often requires travel, he consistently donates platelets every two weeks. Gord knows that patients count on him, and he gives the maximum amount of platelets for which he is eligible. He is also an HLA donor, which means he is frequently matched to a specific patient in need and can be asked to make several donations in a short period of time with little notice. Inspired by his father’s unwavering dedication to helping others, Gord has maintained his enthusiasm to donate for over 25 years.