An 80-year-old Alberta woman has made history by setting a world record for the most blood donations.
The remarkable woman, Alberta resident Doreen Slee, has now made her 400th blood donation since she first started in 1969.
Slee is a part of Canadian Blood Services’ “Partners for Life” program, which pairs up committed blood donors with those in need. She has donated blood for the past 51 years, and her incredible generosity and commitment to helping others has earned her the record for the most blood donations in the world.
Speaking to CBC News, Slee said that she was inspired to donate blood after a serious accident in 1969 involving a family member.
“It just became a passion of mine,” she said. “It’s something I feel very strongly about. I think everyone should do it.”
Slee’s accomplishment has been recognized by the Guinness World Records, who have now officially declared her the holder of the world record for the most blood donations.
The 80-year-old woman was presented with the certificate at the hospital in Edmonton where she made her 400th donation.
In addition to setting the world record for blood donations, Slee also holds the record for being the oldest active blood donor in Canada.
Slee’s commitment to helping others is an inspiration to all, and has been praised by Canadian Blood Services for its example of selflessness and generosity.
“Doreen is an amazing woman and her commitment to helping others is a testament to her character,” said Canadian Blood Services’ national director Robert Kipp.
“Her dedication over the past 51 years has saved countless lives and we are so proud to recognize her for setting this incredible world record.”
Slee’s incredible generosity and commitment to helping others through her blood donations has been an inspiration to all. Her amazing feat of setting a world record for the most blood donations will be remembered for years to come, and serves as a reminder of the power of selflessness and generosity.