“At Canadian Blood Services, people have the chance to give life’s essentials to patients in Canada and to become involved in something greater than themselves,” says Aaron Barlow, a territory manager with Canadian Blood Services in Regina, Sask.
Aaron is receiving the Living our values award in the individual category. This award recognizes one employee who best exemplifies, at an individual level, the values of Canadian Blood Services. Nominees and recipients are role models for all employees, working tirelessly to deliver on the organization’s mission, vision and strategic goals.
As a territory manager, Aaron is responsible for engaging new and existing partners in Regina and southern Saskatchewan. These partnerships help the organization to recruit new donors and to spread the word about the importance of blood donation.
“I am driven by the stories I have heard from recipients, donors and donor centre staff, describing how they have benefited from Canada’s Lifeline,” Aaron says. “I have a great sense of pride in knowing that the work we do has helped so many people.”
“The best part of my job is knowing that every day, my own efforts and those of my colleagues, in this region and across Canada, are having a direct impact on the lives of Canadians.”