May 11 2005
John Shields has literally adopted the slogan "It's in you to give," donating more than 200 cups of blood over forty years.



John Shields has literally adopted the slogan "It's in you to give," donating more than 200 cups of blood over forty years.
Last week, Canadian Blood Services honoured his life-saving contribution.
"It's one of the most unselfish acts I can think of," said Shields, a former priest and past president of the B.C. Government Employees Union.
"My blood may get a person through heart surgery or chemotherapy. That's quite a powerful thing for such a small sacrifice."
Shields is part of an elite group of 19 Victorians who've donated blood up to 150 times, along with 29 who've contributed 75 times and 71 who've hit the 50 mark.
Based on an average two-cup donation per visit that totals more than 15,850 units for life-saving medical procedures.
Blood donor recognized


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