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London Health Sciences Centre is a proud partner with Canadian Blood Services “Partners for Life” program. As a member of this program, LHSC demonstrates a commitment to saving lives by setting an annual target for blood donation (in blood units) and encouraging staff, volunteers and physicians to help reach that target.
As an acute care hospital, LHSC cares for the most medically complex and critically ill patients in our region. Having a stable blood supply is a key factor in being able to care for these patients, and with areas such as our regional trauma and cancer programs — both high blood-product users — LHSC uses the majority of all blood products collected in London. As a member of the nation-wide “Partners for Life” program designed for corporate and community organizations, LHSC plays an important role in increasing awareness of the need for blood and rallies its staff, physicians and volunteers to make a strong and lasting commitment to blood donation.
Just one trauma patient can require up to 50 units of blood or blood product, and one leukemia patient could need up to eight units each week. So we need you to roll up your sleeves and donate.
For 2016 LHSC staff and physicians exceeded our goal of 500 units by donating 502. For 2017, our goal has increased to 525 units of blood. All family and friends of LHSC staff members are eligible to donate as an LHSC Partners for Life member - just register the next time you donate!
January 20, 2017 - LHSC meets its blood donation goal
September 22, 2016 - LHSC increases donations during regional hospital blood donation challenge
February 17, 2016 - LHSC meets its blood donation goal - but the need continues!
Dec 21, 2015 - What's your blood type and why is it important?
October 9, 2015 - LHSC honoured at national event for contributions to blood system
August 11, 2015 - LHSC wins regional hospital blood donation challenge
July 9, 2015 - Top 10 reasons to donate blood this summer!
February 12, 2015 - LHSC exceeds 2014 Partners for Life goal!
December 17, 2014 - Wrap it Up Red for Canadian Blood Services!
August 18, 2014 - LHSC places close second in blood drive
July 30, 2013 - The blood signal is on!
June 14, 2013 - World Blood Donor Day
April 19, 2013 - LHSC recognized as Partner for Life with CBS
October 23, 2012 - LHSC rolls up its sleeves
August 3, 2012 - LHSC staff helping to meet the need for blood
April 2, 2012 - LHSC makes lasting commitment to blood donation