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Canadian Blood Services - Kelowna
Canadian patients depend on us to manage a safe, secure and cost-effective blood system. We bring quality to every aspect of our work - from collecting, testing and manufacturin...
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The words reflected here represent our shared values. They are a call to action that asks each of us to recommit to a common set of beliefs about how we work. They are our own words…in our own voice. We believe in:
Just got back from giving blood with the Canadian Blood Services - Kelowna. Heard about how much more they could use, so I urge you to go and take a few minutes to potentially save someone's life. This is your chance to show how a small act can have such a big impact. I became a first time donor this year - it was super easy, quick and painless and now I go regularly.
We would like to congratulate Ryan Lancaster from Scale My Life for having the most impactful volunteer spotlight of December 2016. For sharing his inspiring story with us, Volinspire has given Ryan a $250 gift card to donate to a charity of his choice. Here are a few words from Ryan about where he has chosen to give:
"I have chosen Inn From the Cold - Kelowna because they are making an incredible impact to homeless individuals in our community who are dealing with mental health and addiction issues. IFTC puts shelter first at the forefront of the healing process and that not only gives people a place to go when they have no other option but helps give them the safety and security they need to get back on their feet.
IFTC focuses on treating everyone with compassion and respect no matter what their situation. They build a strong community of positivity and support and follow that through with programs to make sure individuals get the care they need over the longterm. "
I believe volunteering is one of the greatest things that anyone can do.
It's fulfilling knowing you're making a positive impact on your local community, it's rewarding helping those that are in need of assistance, the atmosphere is always so inspiring and upbeat, and it's a place where I'm constantly challenged to try new things and get out of my comfort zone.
If everyone volunteered just a couple hours a month, not only would the world be a much better place, but everyone would be much better for it.
In grade 12, our school arranged to take any students who were willing to donate blood to the clinic. For some it was a chance to get out of school. I knew my dad had been a donor, so for me it was a chance to do something my dad had done.
Which cause are you most passionate about and why?
I often encourage people in the office to go out to donate blood. Malachi Nordine is the president of SKYTRAC Systems -- I got him out for his first donation by betting on the results of the Obama vs McCain election. I've managed to convince half-a-dozen other colleagues to go out to the Canadian Blood Services - Kelowna, and some have become regulars. Another passion of mine is working with youth through coaching. Watching a player have their best game and being able to share their enthusiasm afterwards is unbelievably rewarding.