When the Caboto Club joined Partners for Life in 2006, they pledged 400 donations per year. For two years in a row, members met that goal; then increased their pledge to 500 donations annually. For two more years they exceeded that goal as well. In 2011, in line with increasing demands for blood in Canada,the Caboto Club increased its pledge to 600 units—a commitment they maintained in 2012, and which they exceeded with a resulting 606 units donated for the year. The group also takes advantage of inviting speakers from Canadian Blood Services Volunteer Speakers’ Bureau program—many of them, recipients—to raise awareness among more members about the need for blood and its benefit to patients of various needs.