Learning to Give

On a bright sunny day in March of 1972, as my four years at Vic were drawing to a close, I donated my first unit of blood at a Red Cross clinic in the Margaret Addison basement. The nursing staff at the clinic admired my dusty rose bell-bottom cords as they took down the medical details of my life to that point in time.

Donating blood in 2011 is not the breezy cheerful event it used to be, but that day at Vic started me down a road marked by donor recognition certificates signed by the likes of Ed Schreyer, Jeanne Sauvé and Ray Hnatyshyn. And it's not over yet!

Story submitted by: Susan Helwig (7T2)

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