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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge inspires local student to donate blood

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A local nursing student inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has decided to encourage more people to donate blood.

Kyle Lescisin says he did the ice bucket challenge but wanted to do more.

He had an appointment booked to donate and then decide to get others involved.

It only takes an hour, and one pint of blood can save up to three lives.

“It just popped in my mind, you know it would be cool if people could just spend an hour of their time and a little bit of blood to donate. It’s a great cause and you can help a lot of people.”

Donation age is from 17 and 71.

“I wanted it to be something serious, not just something goofy. It’s something that’s meaningful and at the end of the day it can really help people in a situation where they need blood.”

On average, every 60 seconds, someone in Canada requires blood.