Thousands of Canadians donated in honour of #NovaScotiaStrong

From coast to coast, donors showed their support to Nova Scotia 

September 1, 2020

The Nova Scotia flag in the blood donor centre in Barrie, Ont., was signed by donors and will be sent to the daughter of one of the victims of the mass shooting in April.


From August 14-31, Canadians were called upon to roll up their sleeves and donate blood in honour of the #NovaScotiaStrong campaign. From the kick-off events in Nova Scotia to the many, many donors who extended their love from other provinces, we want to say thank you to everyone who made this campaign a success. We recorded an increase in visitors to our website over the two-week period and approximately 2,100 units of blood were donated across Canada including almost 1,100 units from Nova Scotia. 

Premier Stephen McNeil donating blood in honour of the Nova Scotia victims

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil donated blood in honour of the victims of April’s mass shooting in his province.

Donors in three Ontario cities – Kingston, Barrie and London – signed Nova Scotia flags with messages of support. They will be given to victims’ families, including Charlene Bagley, whose father Tom Bagley died in the mass shooting. Charlene supported the Nova Scotia Strong campaign and shared her story about her father’s legacy.

Here are some more highlights from the two weeks of giving love, support and much-appreciated blood products to patients. 






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