Most people know FedEx as an international shipping company, committed to quick and on-time delivery.

But FedEx’s commitment to Canadians extends past its daily business operations: it also supports community and global charities.

On May 11 at the 2nd Annual Corporate Recognition Luncheon in Ottawa, representatives from FedEx Express Canada presented Canadian Blood Services with a donation of $180,000, to support the Young Blood for Life program over a three-year period.

Young Blood for Life is a national high school donor recruitment program focused on encouraging blood donation among young people.

The program, now in its third year, involves two main activities: a one-day leadership workshop for junior and senior students who wish to become blood donation advocates and peer recruiters, and a national high school donor challenge.
FedEx’s donation will help Canadian Blood Services continue to provide promotional materials to participating high schools and award cash prizes to those who give the most blood and recruit the most new donors.

“FedEx is extremely proud to support Canadian Blood Services and play a role in saving and improving the lives of Canadians,” says Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada. “We are excited to see this program grow and are thrilled to be a part of such an important movement among young people.”