Why blood donors from racialized communities matter

Over the course of that weekend, an estimated 200 people donated blood at the drive, organized by the volunteer-run Sikh Nation. It’s Canadian Blood Services’ largest community partner: since 2012, over 9,000 members have donated more than 4,000 units of blood. Baljit Ghuman, one of the organizers, says he’s noticed an increase in interest from the Sikh community since he began organizing blood drives 14 years ago: “We have been educating people that donating blood is actually healthy for you.”

Source: Why blood donors from racialized communities matter | TVO Today