The Edmonton Oil Kings are pleased to announce their continued partnership with Hockey Gives Blood for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
Hockey Gives Blood is a non-profit society that has partnered with Canadian Blood Services in an effort to engage and educate the hockey community about the importance of blood and stem cell donation. The initiative was founded in 2018 by former hockey players – including Oil Kings assistant coach Luke Pierce – all of whom were seeking to build something that is positive, long-lasting, and is a tool for the hockey community to make a positive impact at every level.
The group is dedicated to encouraging members of the hockey community to help save lives and ensure that patients in Canada have access to blood and blood products where and when they need them.
The 2019-20 season will mark the second consecutive year the Oil Kings have lent their efforts to helping out this worthwhile cause and spreading awareness for Hockey Gives Blood, coinciding with both the inception of the program and the appointment of Pierce as the team’s assistant coach.
Throughout the season, the Oil Kings will take part in various events and promotions with Hockey Gives Blood to encourage and promote blood donation. Stay tuned throughout the year as to how you can get involved at team events and information sessions.
To visit the Canadian Blood Services online Donor Portal and find a donor centre near you, click here.
About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization. Regulated by Health Canada as a biologics manufacturer and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health, Canadian Blood Services operates with a national scope, infrastructure and governance that make it unique within Canadian health care. In the domain of blood, plasma and stem cells, they provide services for patients on behalf of all provincial and territorial governments (with the exception of Quebec). In the domain of organs and tissue, they operate the national waitlist and interprovincial organ-sharing registries while working in collaboration with provincial programs to improve our system.
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