When Chari Fehr posted the news story about Canadian Blood Services' critical need for blood donors, she said, "One day (I hope soon) I'll get over my fear and just do it!!" Comments included encouragement from those who had given before to those who had questions about eligibility. In the end Chari and her sister Staci Krahn and two friends Ashley Elias and Stacey Schmidt decided they would answer the call and donate for the FIRST TIME!
We followed these four first time donors from their nervous arrival at Winkler's MB Church to the refreshment table with the cookies!
Have you ever given blood before?
NO? Are you brave enough to try? 60,000 blood donors are needed by July 1st across Canada.
Yes? How long has it been since you've given? Make an appointment and bring a friend! These ladies wouldn't have gone alone!
Book an appointment or find out about your elgibility at a clinic near you click here or call 1-888-2DONATE (236-6283)!