55894

Kelowna  

Seconds from death

Madison Erhardt 

Kurt Jory lost one-third of his blood in a frightening on-ice hockey incident nine years ago.

But today he's alive, and urging everyone to donate blood.

Jory had his jugular vein severed by a skate blade while playing in goal for the Brock University hockey team.

He was seconds away from death in the freak accident – but survived, thanks to blood donors.  

Jory now shares his story to motivate others to give. 

"I was a perfect example of a heathy 21 year old. I thought I would never need blood. That all changed in a moment. But, thankfully for me, there were people to help me out," he said Thursday in Kelowna. 

To book an appointment, locate a clinic, check your eligibility and more, visit blood.ca.



More Kelowna News

54691
Recent Trending
47812


49792


52098


53029
Okanagan Oldies

Kelowna SPCA Featured Pet

Topaz
Topaz Kelowna SPCA >


49791


44759


Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada
52412
55504