A Surrey RCMP officer happily donates to Canadian Blood Services during the detachment’s annual blood drive last month.

Police saving lives off the job

Surrey RCMP holds annual drive for Canadian Blood Services

Surrey RCMP and city staff rolled up their sleeves for a good cause last month, at a blood drive benefitting Canadian Blood Services.

The drive has been held annually at the detachment since 2007, with each year surpassing the previous for units donated.

On May 30, more than 100 donors turned out, giving enough blood (81 units) to save 243 lives.

“As police officers, due to the nature of our work, we realize the importance of having an adequate supply of blood,” Cpl. Bert Paquet said. “Many of us have experienced tragic events where blood donation has, simply put, saved lives.

“The more awareness we can bring to this cause, the better.”

For more information, visit www.blood.ca

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