“You need to come to the hospital now – it’s back”
Six years later, Leah can still vividly recall every detail about the moment when she listened to that flashing voicemail message from her husband and learned that her three-year-old daughter’s cancer had returned.
Leah may never forget that lifechanging day, but what she remembers even more clearly is how gifts like yours helped save her child’s life.
Over the course of her cancer treatment, Leah’s daughter Fiona received over 100 transfusions of blood and platelets, as well as a lifesaving stem cell transplant. It’s donors like you who helped ensure those life essentials were there, every time she needed them.
Now, as we continue to face the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, your support for our blood and stem cell programs is as important as ever.
Your financial gift today will help ensure we can continue to recruit enough blood and stem cell donors and effectively collect, test and transport important life essentials to meet the needs of patients like Fiona.
With your support, we can transform more lifechanging moments into lifesaving ones.
For patients like Charles, the need for blood products is constant – even during a global pandemic.
Charles has received more than 100 blood transfusions to help treat his genetic condition and throughout his life, he will require hundreds more. During these uncertain times, we are committed to keep our promise to help every patient, match every need and serve every Canadian like Charles.
Your gift today can help support our ongoing response efforts in the face of new and urgent challenges, like those we are experiencing with COVID-19. Together, we will continue to ensure that important life essentials are always there for those in need.
There are so many ways to make a financial gift. No matter how you choose to give, every dollar will make a difference in our efforts to improve outcomes for Canadian patients.
Donate a few dollars each month as part of our monthly giving program, or make a one-time gift to celebrate a special occasion or honour a loved one. You can even explore our planned giving options, or inspire and engage your staff through corporate giving.
Larry held a special fundraising event to celebrate his 100th blood donation. Cycling enthusiasts Josiah and Aaron rode from Vancouver to Seattle to help recruit new donors and raise funds. Becky organized a charity golf tournament to honour her late husband Dustin. What’s your way to give? Tap into your passion and creativity and launch an online giving campaign or fundraising event today.
Throughout the year, our generous financial donors give selflessly, to help make a difference in the lives of Canadian patients. Their gifts help to drive world-class innovation in blood transfusion and transplantation research, recruit ethnically diverse donors to the national stem cell registry, and inspire the next generation of blood donors to join Canada’s Lifeline.
Learn more about the incredibly important, far-reaching and lifesaving impact of financial gifts in our 2019-2020 annual report to financial donors.