Hockey Gives Blood has partnered with Canadian Blood Services in an effort to engage and educate the hockey community about the importance of blood and stem cell donation. The Hockey Gives Blood initiative was founded by a group of former hockey players who are dedicated to encouraging the hockey community to help save lives and ensure that Canadian patients have the blood products they need when they need them. As passionate as they are about hockey, they are just as enthusiastic about this incredible movement!
OHL goalie honoured with Dayna Brons Honorary Award
This spring, the first ever Dayna Brons Honorary Award was awarded to OHL goalie Jacob Ingham. The award was created by Hockey Gives Blood in partnership with Canadian Blood Services. Jacob became a blood donor and donated $4 for every save made during his first 50 games last season.
Former NHL player Jordin Tootoo #GetsSwabbed
Hockey Gives Blood and Canadian Blood Services were honoured to partner with Jordin Tootoo in an effort to create awareness of Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry. A diverse national stem cell registry means better chances of patients finding a match including First Nations, Métis and Inuit patients.
Ottawa Gee-Gees captain becomes a Hockey Gives Blood director
Eric Locke, former OHL player and current medical student at University of Ottawa, supported Canada’s Lifeline this past season with his teammates. Eric has since joined the Hockey Gives Blood leadership team and is looking forward to connecting with teams in Eastern Ontario.
Hockey Gives Blood Player Ambassador program
The Hockey Gives Blood Player Ambassador program is a great opportunity for participating teams to nominate a member of a team as a Player Ambassador to help promote the need for blood and stem cells in their community ultimately inspiring others to help save lives.
By supporting our partnership with Hockey Gives Blood, you are helping to advance our efforts to engage, inspire, and mobilize the hockey community to join Canada’s lifeline. Together, we are promising better outcomes to patients in need through blood and stem cell donation.