Vancouver Police Department
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is a longtime participant in the Partners for Life program, promoting the importance of donating blood through social media and hosting a variety of on-site events.
As an organization of first responders, VPD has a special interest in the annual Sirens for Life campaign, which always draws a large number of employee donors. In 2018, for example, the VPD held a successful on-site clinic in support of the campaign and exceeded its target for number of units of blood collected. As part of VPD’s support of the clinic, the Police Community Fund made a generous donation of $1,000 to Canadian Blood Services: half in the name of the VPD work group that recruited the most employee donors and half in the name of a VPD employee who had completed a total of more than 125 donations.
In addition to these organization-wide activities, many individual VPD employees coordinate donor drives and promote blood donation on a smaller scale within their own work groups. The VPD is proud of its employees’ efforts and engagement, and wholeheartedly supports these initiatives.