Jan. 16 will be a day James Titterton and Nicole Yarn will never forget. After meeting at the blood donor clinic in downtown Calgary almost five years ago and holding a date night there every 56 days to donate together, James decided it would be the perfect place to propose to Nicole.

After weeks of scheming with Canadian Blood Services’ staff, James hid in the screening booth until Nicole was on the donation bed and then came out and got down on one knee. As a great relief to James, Nicole gave a resounding “yes” in front of excited staff and donors, and the two are now happily engaged.

They celebrated at a private table for two in the refreshment area and once their nerves calmed down, proceeded to do one of the things they love doing best together — giving blood.

Congratulations to the happy couple!