Julia has seen blood save and improve lives, both at home and at work
In hospital, Julia Moore sees firsthand the lifesaving impact of blood donation. But this emergency room nurse is also personally grateful for blood donors.
Julia’s late husband Seve received many blood transfusions after a devastating cancer diagnosis in 2002. Those blood donors helped give him a precious extra year with his young family.
“I fell more deeply in love with my husband during that year,” says Julia. “There was so much hope and love. We wanted to enjoy being with each other. And we did.”
We are proud to showcase Julia in a portrait series by celebrity photographer George Pimentel. This series inaugurates Give 3 in 2023, our call to people across Canada to make three different kinds of contributions to Canadian Blood Services to support patients.
There are so many ways to make all the difference. Julia has done it herself through financial giving, which helps fuel research and donor recruitment efforts, as well as by donating blood. Her blood type happens to be O-negative, which is a vital resource in emergencies where there is no time to check the blood type of the patient.
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