For more than five years, the UVic Blood Club has been instrumental to the success of blood donor clinics at the University of Victoria campus.

This student-led group comprises an executive team of dedicated leaders, who work with volunteers to promote and help out at Canadian Blood Services’ on-campus clinics.

The blood club is a busy group — in addition to volunteering at the clinics for two days every eight weeks, these students spread the word about blood donation through information booths and through the formation of street teams, both on- and off-campus. (Not to mention they also go to school, and many have part-time jobs!)

“These students embody the concept of ‘rallying together’ through their amazing teamwork,” says Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Ciara Stewart. “They not only rally each other, but encourage their peers and the public to become part of the rally to save lives through blood donation.”

A strong commitment to the blood cause also enables the club to successfully inspire, recruit and train new leaders as students graduate and move on — making way for new generations of blood donation supporters, for years to come.

Go, UVic Blood Club, go!