From Canadian Blood Services
Local family honours their son by encouraging others to help save lives through blood donation
Leanne and Rob Leverick are hosting a blood donation event on behalf of their son Taylor at the mobile donation centre in Ponoka. They have pledged to fill 30 appointments.
On March 14, 2015 the Leverick family suffered the loss of their 16-year-old son Taylor, who was involved in an accident that claimed his life. He was airlifted to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, where he underwent surgery and was cared for in the Pediatric I.C.U. It was during this time his loved ones were able to hold him, say important things to him and comfort each other.
Taylor received many blood transfusions that night and, thanks to the generosity of blood donors, his loved ones had the opportunity to say farewell. The family will be forever grateful and want to give back to others, just like Taylor would have wanted. Taylor’s mother Leanne Leverick will be on hand to thank any donor who comes in Monday in honour of her son’s life.
WHO: Leanne & Rob Leverick, parents of blood recipient with Shaun Richer, territory manager, Canadian Blood Services
WHEN: 4:30p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
WHERE: Canadian Blood Services mobile donor centre Kinsmen Community Centre, 5009 – 46 Avenue, Ponoka, AB
To book an appointment today, locate a clinic, check your eligibility and more, download the GiveBlood app available for iOS on the App Store or for Android on Google Play or visit blood.ca.
About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization. Regulated by Health Canada as a biologics manufacturer and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health, Canadian Blood Services operates with a national scope, infrastructure and governance that make it unique within Canadian healthcare. In the domain of blood, plasma and stem cells, we provide services for patients on behalf of all provincial and territorial governments except Quebec. The national transplant registry for interprovincial organ sharing and related programs reaches into all provinces and territories, as a biological lifeline for Canadians.
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