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Stand For True Equality For All

July 20, 2016

An open letter to Canadian Blood Services:

My name is Jeremy McCall. I am a married father of two girls. I am also the co-founder and president of Dad Club London. We are a group of over 1,100 dads from Oxford, Elgin, and Middlesex Counties in Ontario. We provide support, education, advocacy, and fundraising; for both fathers in need, and child-based initiatives in our area. We are in our third year of existence and are in the process of incorporating as a registered not for profit.

I have personally been a blood donor for going on eight years now. In the course of my most recent donation, I happened to notice a sign extolling the virtues of the fun and value associated with booking a group donation. I requested the information from the staff member serving me for my individual donation, and was happy to begin the process of booking two group donation days for our huge member base. During my discussions with CBS staff, it was mentioned that they would use our group’s name, likeness, and linking back of contact information and social media accounts to promote us and that we believed in the benefits of giving blood as a group.