Canadian Blood Services expressed its appreciation for those who have helped to give a gift of life. (BLACK PRESS file)

Nanaimo blood donors receive thanks

Canadian Blood Services honoured those in Nanaimo who have helped to give a gift of life

Canadian Blood Services honoured those in Nanaimo who have helped to give a gift of life.

The agency held a special ceremony June 1 at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel to recognize approximately 50 donors, volunteers and partners.

“Honouring Our LifeBlood is an annual recognition ceremony for those who have achieved significant milestones in blood, platelets and plasma donation,” noted a press release.

Together, honourees at the ceremony in Nanaimo had made more than 2,000 blood donations.

The evening’s guest speaker was Shannon Jonassen, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2005 and received a stem cell transplant in 2010 from an anonymous donor.

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