John Bullock's family – wife Sue and sons Cody

It’s in him to give, again and again

Surrey man makes his 100th donation eight days before Christmas.

Santa’s gonna have one Surrey man on his “been good” list for sure this year.

On Saturday morning, eight days before Christmas, John Bullock donated blood for the 100th time.

Bullock, 47, been donating since his early 20s.

“He just crawls himself out of bed and makes his way over here every 56 days,” said wife Sue, who, with the family’s three sons, surprised John with red balloons and cake at the Canadian Blood Services clinic.

He made his first donation at a Canadian Red Cross mobile clinic at the Guildford Library.

He continued, he says, be cause “I just thought it was the right thing to do.”

During each visit, he makes an appointment for the next one eight weeks in advance.

“I don’t have a lot of money for charity, so this is my charity. And I know that 100 per cent of what I do is going to the charity.”

Blood isn’t the only thing Bullock had donated.

On Nov. 2, 1010, after being found a rare match, Bullock made a bone marrow stem cell donation – in a new non-invasive procedure – to a cancer patient in Eastern Canada.

He had been on the bone marrow donor list for 17 years.

Donations of blood are especially needed during the holidays. One donation can save up to three lives. The Surrey Blood Donor Clinic is located at #10, 6830 King George Blvd. Appointments to donate blood can be made by calling 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or online at www.blood.ca

bjoseph@surreyleader.com

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