Again this year NOVA hosted a Héma-Québec Blood Drive. But our 2015 edition had a different twist than our previous years. Our RV shop used to host the event, but that was no longer possible this year, since that area is now… a welding shop! So Héma-Québec offered to use their mobile unit (called Globule!). The Mobile Blood Donation Unit is a perfect cross between the GLOBULE Blood Donor Centres and a blood drive. It is a 12.8 meters (42 feet) long bus equipped with two generators. It has a registration desk, two cubicles, five donation beds, a worktable, a refrigerator and a snack area with a fridge for donor refreshments.
The new GLOBULE Mobile Blood Donation Unit is primarily used to access donors in industrial parks, shopping centres and power centres that do not have the space required for holding a traditional blood drive.
We had 52 donors, which, according to Héma-Québec, saved 208 lives! Well done NOVA!