Blades Promote Life-Saving Hat-Tricks

Nov 01, 2012 - 09:33 CST

The Saskatoon Blades are putting a whole new meaning to the team slogan of 'Bleed Blue'.

The Blades are proud to announce a renewed partnership with Canadian Blood Services, bringing back the Life-saving Hat-Tricks  promotion. The partnership will give hockey fans an opportunity to get in on the action by scoring their own ‘blood donation hat-trick’ this season. To participate, community members need to visit a blood donor clinic in Saskatoon three times between now and May 31, 2013.

To inspire participation, great prizes have been set aside for those who take part.

Attend a blood donor clinic and receive your official ‘Scorecard’ for the Lifesaving Hat Tricks challenge. Everyone who visits three times between October 24th, 2012 and May 31, 2013 is entered to win a team autographed Saskatoon Blades jersey and an 8-Game Adult Flex Pack for the 2013 – 2014 Saskatoon Blades season.  Draw will be on May 31, 2013.

There will also be a “Rookie of the Year” random draw. All New visitors will be entered in a random draw for a team autographed Saskatoon Blades jersey! Draw will be on May 31, 2013.

Everyone who visits twice before May 31, 2013 gets a chance for an instant prize draw for a ticket to an upcoming Saskatoon Blades regular season home game.  In the event that the regular season has ended, two-time visitors will be entered for into an instant prize draw for a $10 voucher for the Blades Team Store.  No donation is required.

"We are very pleased to renew this partnership between our club and Canadian Blood Services.  As an organization, this is something we really believe in," says the Saskatoon Blades Director of Business Operations John Brodsky.  "Giving blood is very easy to do and in the end it helps save lives.  There are great prizes up for grabs and we hope that inspires many new donors this year."

“It can take as many as five blood donors to help one cancer patient or one person undergoing heart surgery,” says Canadian Blood Services Community Development Coordinator Moira Kohlenberg. “Imagine if all 11,000 fans at a game at Credit Union Centre donated just one time, that’s roughly the same amount of blood we need to collect in Saskatoon to meet patients’ needs for five months.” 

Donors can give blood every 56 days. Approximately, 2,000 blood donations are needed this November. To book an appointment or for more information, please call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.

About Canadian Blood Services:
Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the supply of blood and blood products in all provinces and territories outside of Quebec. Canadian Blood Services also oversees the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, and provides national leadership for organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Canadian Blood Services operates 42 permanent collection sites and more than 20,000 donor clinics annually. The provincial and territorial Ministries of Health provide operational funding to Canadian Blood Services. The federal government, through Health Canada, is responsible for regulating the blood system.

Follow Canadian Blood Services on Twitter @itsinyoutogive or @SaskBlood, visit our official Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/CanadianBloodServices or www.facebook.com/SaskatchewanBlood and see our YouTube channel at 1 888 2 DONATE.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Saskatoon Blades Hockey Club

Cody Nickolet

Manager of Communications and Community Relations

Phone: 306-975-8844 Ext. 25

Email: cody@saskatoonblades.com

 

Canadian Blood Services

Adrienne Silver

Communications Specialist

Phone: 204-789-1066

Email: adrienne.silver@blood.ca