**** CBS Media Release
The annual RCMP Christmas Eve blood donor event has more than one special meaning this year.
Every year, the RCMP in Dartmouth donate blood on Dec. 24 to ensure patients have the blood they need over the holidays. But this year, the event also honours the memory of fellow officer, Corporal Robert Daniel, who passed away from cancer this past August. It’s also the official kick-off to the Sirens for Life campaign.
Robert was a proud, loving husband and father. He was a dedicated and respected member of the RCMP for the past 20 years and protected his community with pride. He was an exceptional member of the Division Training Section as well as a school liaison officer where he had a profound impact on students.
Sirens for Life will run during January and February. The goal for the friendly challenge between Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, Halifax Regional Police, RCMP, and EHS is to collect 200 units during this period.
Canadian Blood Services is recognized as an essential service by the provinces and territories during this pandemic. We are committed to welcoming donors into our donor centres to provide their life saving gifts to Canadians.
Every donation counts. The demand for blood, plasma and stem cells never stops.
(Unstamped photos via Blood Services)