The Niagara IceDogs hosted their first blood drive, in honour of Tucker Tynan, on January 28th, 2020.
The event brought 65 donors into the clinic, 18 of which were new. Typically, the St. Catharines location would see between 35 and 45 donors on a weekday.
With 51 units of blood being donated, the event was a huge success for the clinic and Canadian blood donation. For comparison, Canadian Blood Services notes the average adult human has 10.5 units of blood in their body.
Tucker needed five units of blood after the horrific accident on December 12th.
With the help of IceDogs fans the amount of blood donated would fill almost five adult humans.
Donated blood is usually used within 5 days after donation, and can only last for 42 days before expiration. Donations rarely lasts that long because someone in Canada needs blood every 60 seconds.
Less than 4% of eligible Canadians donate blood. For more information on eligibility, or to book an appointment, click here.