Every six weeks, I rely on the generosity of complete strangers to help keep me alive.
When I was just six months old, I was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease – and since the age of 14, I’ve been receiving regular transfusions of donated red blood cells to replace my affected sickle-shaped blood cells.
I’m now 30 years old. That means to date, I’ve received close to 140 blood transfusions and have relied on more than 1,200 volunteer donors to save my life. And that’s only the beginning – throughout my life, I’ll need hundreds more transfusions to stay alive and well.
There are so many other Canadians like me who will need blood for life – and there are so many ways you can help make a lifesaving difference!
Support patients like Charles by joining the Fit Body Bootcamp Charity Check-in program!
Your financial support for Canadian Blood Services through Fit Body Boot Camp’s charity check-in helps to fund important projects and initiatives that strengthen our national blood system and ensure that thousands of people like Charles can continue to receive the lifesaving blood products and services they rely on.
You are amazing! Thank you so much for joining Canada’s Lifeline.
About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services is Canada’s Biological Lifeline.
We work hard every day to meet the growing needs of patients across the country, and with your help we can achieve so much more.
As a registered charity, we rely on the generosity of financial donors to help strengthen our national programs and initiatives for blood, stem cells, plasma and organ and tissue donations, and help fuel research and innovation.
Ensuring that lifesaving blood products and services are always there for people like Charles, for instance, means raising the necessary financial resources to fund programs and initiatives that educate and recruit the 100,000 new donors we need each year to keep pace with demand.
By making a financial gift to Canadian Blood Services, you will play an integral role in helping to connect patients across the country with the lifesaving products and services they need, where and when they need them most.
Together, we can help every patient, match every need, and serve every Canadian!
Visit give.blood.ca to learn more about the lifesaving impact your financial gifts can make.