Shooting Survivor Gives Back Through Blood Donation
Nurjahan Boulden was just 21 years old when she was shot with an assault rifle while on vacation in Toronto, Canada in 2006. Now, she works with survivors across the country and encourages others to find acts of kindness (big or small) that they can do to bring hope to themselves and others after mass shootings take place.
Nurjahan is not only a survivor, but she is a LifeStream blood donor. Nurjahan gave the gift of life at LifeStream’s Ontario Donor Center and is encouraging others to help save lives. In fact, she has already scheduled her next appointment.
“I was so moved when a fellow survivor reached out to me saying she was trying to get 22 people to donate blood in honor of the 22 victims who were killed in her hometown of El Paso this week,” Nurjahan said. “I wanted to do my part to spread that kindness and hope with her. It always blows my mind how one choice, one idea, one small gesture can literally save lives. And if each of us find something we can do to help spread hope, together we can change the world.”
Thank you, Nurjahan, for giving the gift of life, for spreading the word about the urgent need for blood, and for helping other survivors feel safe again.
Inspired by Nurjahan’s story? Schedule your appointment to donate today! Click below, call 800.879.4484 or download the LifeStream mobile app. Walk-ins are always welcome.
Remember, for every blood donation received at LifeStream donor centers and mobile blood drives through Sunday, Aug. 11, LifeStream is making a financial contribution to the Gilroy Foundation, the El Paso Community Foundation and the Dayton Foundation.