SkyTrain employees break Bloodmobile record
April 20, 2012
SkyTrain Employees ‘One-Up’ themselves to set new BC Bloodmobile donation record!
BC Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC), the operators of SkyTrain’s Expo and Millennium Lines, and Canadian Blood Services, B.C. & Yukon, are proud to announce that BCRTC employees have set a new record for units of blood collected in the BC Bloodmobile in one day - by beating their former record-setting donation.
Forty-six (46) units of blood were collected at BCRTC’s SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre on Thursday, April 19th, breaking the old BC Bloodmobile record of 45 units which SkyTrain employees set on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011.
The BC Bloodmobile is one of three mobile blood collection units in Canada – the other two are in Ontario – and the BC Bloodmobile has been in operation since October 2010.
BCRTC has been a long-time supporter of Canadian Blood Services but support has grown since the Bloodmobile began making visits one year ago.
BCRTC employees also have a personal connection to how important blood donation can be. In 2010, one of their colleagues received life-saving blood transfusions following complications from cancer treatment.
The 46 units of blood donated by BCRTC employees is 128% of the Bloodmobile’s daily target and will go on to improve the lives of 138 people.
Pictures of the SkyTrain Bloodmobile event are available on the Canadian Blood Services’ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BCBlood. For more information about blood donation or the Bloodmobile, contact Canadian Blood Services toll-free 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or online: http://www.blood.ca/