As we celebrate Youth Day and World Blood Donor Day this June, we would like to tell you, our youth donors, that we are so grateful for you, you guys are remarkable! Today we honour our youth donors who come back every time, eager to donate and save someone’s life. We visited a blood donation clinic that took place at Fairmont High and asked the learners why they wanted to donate blood.
“I wanted to donate blood from a young age because I know how important it is for our health care system. I have heard all the campaigns about how we are approaching day zero and felt like this is something I should do. Many of my family members can’t donate so I think it is important that I do. If they need blood, it will be me or a fellow blood donor who would save their lives. I hope that one day if I need blood, there will be someone willing to donate in order to save my life.” – Bashier, age 18.
“It’s been something that has been on my mind for quite a while. Since I was 16 years old I wanted to donate. And now, recently, when the opportunity presented itself, I felt strongly that this was something I needed to do. I feel like my faith also put it in my heart to do so. I know that with just this one donation, I’ll be able to save up to three lives, and to me that’s just so amazing, to be able to do this for someone else. To be able to save another person’s life and to make such an impact on their lives. It will stay with them forever.” – Uyanda, age 18.