View the Blood Donot Photos Below…
Hey everyone, obviously the world is in a bit of a crazy state at the moment. With our rugby seasons on pause, we figured we could take this time to do something as a club to make a meaningful impact in our community and add some competition into the mix as well.
So here’s the deal: In a time of crisis and uncertainty we need our Rugby Clubs and Sports Sections to get out there and donate blood!
Make an appointment to donate blood. When you donate, please wear something balmy related or something blue and gold (t-shirt, shorts, socks, whatever). While or after donating take a picture and post it, tag @balmybeachrugby and use the hashtag #uptheblood. Then send it to Lisa at email@example.com. We will tally up the photos at the end of the day on April 30th to get the grand total.
We have challenged Burlington Rugby Club to do the same. They have accepted and they must get as many donations as they can by April 30th 2020. The Club with the most club member donations wins. The losing team must wear the winning teams sweaty jerseys with pride throughout the entire post game beer-up.
The Balmy Beach Rugby Section is also challenging sport sections of the club to do the same. If we win that section must come to our home opener and if they win we must show up to a game, tournament, or event of their choice.
You are more than welcome to come up with your own hashtag to work with your club or section but please also tag @balmybeachrugbyclub and use the hashtag #uptheblood so we can keep track of all the donations and hopefully inspire our communities to do the same.
If for some reason you do not meet the requirements to donate blood we encourage you to get someone else to donate on your behalf as long as they are wearing your club colours.
Other things to keep in mind:
1. Since we have a worldwide health issue, blood donations are not taking drop in appointments. Therefore you must go online and make an appointment. https://blood.ca/en/blood
2. You cannot donate blood if you are currently quarantined or have any of the COVID-19 symptoms. Once your quarantine is complete and you’re healthy, game on.
3. Lastly, there are certain rules/parameters on blood donations dependant on travel, medications, health, etc. Please use the link below to be sure you’re eligible to donate blood before making an appointment. https://blood.ca/en/blood/am-i-eligible/abcs-eligibility
If there is any confusion on if you are eligible to donate please call 1-888-236-6283
We are such a strong club and hopefully this will make a difference and encourage others to do the same. We have all donated blood on the field, ice, court and field but now it’s time for us to donate blood to the people who need it most.
UP THE BEACH!
Lisa De Sario – email: firstname.lastname@example.org