It’s a fact. In 2016, about 100,000 new blood donors will be needed to meet the needs of Canadian patients who require blood transfusions. 1 in 2 Canadians will either need blood or know someone who will at some point in their lives. 1 in 2 people are eligible to donate, yet only 1 in 60 actually does. That means 4% of Canadians sustain the blood system for all Canadians.

From now until March 31 more than 20,000 new blood donors are needed. This is the challenge. Help by starting a Give Life team today.

How many people can you inspire to learn more about the need and to make their first blood donation? That number is your Give Life team goal. Ask your friends, family, and colleagues to join your team, you don’t have to be a blood donor to do this and take action.

When you donate, you help make even the simplest of moments possible for some like Chase and his family. Chase is here today because someone took the time to give life and donate blood. His parents are forever grateful to the power of blood donors.

When you inspire and encourage someone to donate blood for the first time they will discover something incredible about themselves… that they have the power to Give Life.