This month, Routeique has joined the Canadian Blood Services Partners For Life program. This program makes it easy for companies to give blood donations as a group. By donating as a group, Routeique can do our part to help ensure that Canadian Blood Services receives enough donations to meet the ever-present need for blood within our healthcare system. In 2018, we have pledged to make 15 blood donations. We currently have a blood drive booked for later this month, and we plan to schedule another before the holidays.
Becoming a Partner For Life is just one small part of Routeique's ongoing commitment to contribute positively to the community around us. We aim to volunteer, donate, or otherwise participate in the actions of many charities and organizations in our area in order to give back to the communities which have supported us. We choose organizations to support based on interest and suggestions from our team members because the things that are important to our team are important to us. Several members of our team have either received donated blood, or love someone who has, so there was a significant desire to support Canadian Blood Services. We are thrilled to join CBS as a Partner For Life, and we look forward to a long and happy partnership.
Blood Donation Facts
Did you know that it can take up to 100 blood donations for a single liver transplant? Or that up to 50 donations are necessary to help a car accident victim? A person undergoing cancer treatment can require up to 5 donors per week of their treatment! Over 4 million people in Canada and the United States will need blood transfusions every year. About 50% of adults in Canada are eligible to donate at any given time, but less than 10% of eligible donors will donate each year. Chances are that you or someone you know will need blood in your lifetime, which is why it is essential that eligible donors take the time to donate when possible.