In the Sirens for Life Blood Donor Challenge, Regina Paramedics reign supreme once again.
The Sirens for Life is an annual blood donor challenge pitting Regina’s first responders against each other. The Regina EMS team have been stiff competition for the other teams, and usually take home bragging rights every year, donating more units of blood than other teams involved. This year was no exception. The competition wrapped up with the Regina EMS team donating 43 units of blood. Their nearest competitor, RCMP Regina, donated 22 units. In total, 103 units were donated during the challenge.
‘Blood Brothers’ Rob Snell and Nikkoli Hubic, Regina EMS, Sirens for Life organizers doing what they do best, donating to save lives
Did you know that it could take up to 50 units of blood to save a car accident victim?
“This challenge is a great way to raise awareness for the need for blood donations, not only within each participating group, but also within our community,” says paramedic Rob Snell. “We are always looking to bring out paramedics that have never donated before because as first responders, we see the need for blood almost daily. New donors and current donors are needed to ensure the blood system remains healthy.”
Encouraging each other to roll up their sleeves and save lives off shift with a little friendly challenge between EMS teams builds moral and helped them bag nearly double the amount of units than any other first responder group.
The challenge may have ended, but the need for blood remains. When are you making your life-saving appointment? Check www.blood.ca to find a blood donor clinic near you and make your appointment today.