Over 600 Blood Donations through U of G's Partners for Life team in 2022! New goal set!

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Written by Isidora Nezic, Wellness@Work Advisor

In 2022, U of G set a goal of 515 donations to Canadian Blood Services through the Partners for Life program. With the support of all U of G community members, we were able to contribute 603 blood donations! 

If you didn’t know, it can often take more than one donor to save a life and there is a large shortage of blood donations across Canada! 

Join the University of Guelph's Partners for Life (PFL) team as we work towards saving lives together and make an appointment to donate blood or plasma now! We have set a new team goal of 650 donations by the end of 2023 and every donation helps!

What is U of G's Partners for Life team? 

The Partners for Life (PFL) program brings people together with the common goal of supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities. Together, people unite to help raise awareness, donate blood, or support stem cell or organ donation registries.

It's easy! When you make your Canadian Blood Services donor account, or if you already have one, you just need to link your account to U of G's team. 

How do you join U of G's PFL team? 

To join the team: 

  1. Sign in or create an account at blood.ca/en/join-team/UNIV001509 or use the GiveBlood app. 
  2. Select ‘Partners’ from the menu, then ‘Join an existing team’
  3. Search for: University of Guelph
  4. For booking or for more info email wellnessatwork@uoguelph.ca
  5. Make sure to book your appointment!

Who can join U of G's Partners for Life Team? 

Anyone part of the U of G community can link their Canadian Blood Services donor account to U of G's PFL team. 

This includes if you are a U of G: 

  • Staff;
  • Faculty;
  • Student ;
  • Alumnus;
  • Retiree; or even
  • Friend, partner/spouse, or family member of any of the above. 

Book an Appointment this Year: 

You can book an appointment anytime that works for you and you will be part of the team as we work towards achieving our 2023 goal of 650 donations! It doesn't matter if you are in Guelph or live and work in another city. You can make a donation at your local Canadian Blood Services Clinic. 

What does Donating Blood Have to do with Well-being? 

There are many components to well-being, with community well-being being one of them. U of G exists in the community of Guelph, as well as all other communities that our Ridgetown campus, Guelph-Humber campus, and research stations are located. Community well-being speaks to ways organizations can be involved in the community and how this can improve the health and well-being of our community members. As we work towards reaching our goal of 650 blood donations, we are also working towards supporting the health and well-being of our community members.


Email wellnessatwork@uoguelph.ca

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