MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – A Quad City man is driving away with the gift of a new vehicle for giving the gift of life. Christian Vanspeybroeck, 23, got the keys to a 2016 Ford Fiesta during an event on Wed., Oct. 19. 2016.
The grand prize is part of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center’s Summer Road Trip promotion. Blood donors were entered into a drawing from May through September as a way to encourage blood donation during the slower summer months.
Vanspeybroeck says he first donated blood in 2010 as a high school student and wanted to keep giving back.
“I just wanna to help people whoever needed the blood. I remember, I always donated before and I thought, well I’ll just keep donating even after college,” he said
“I asked him, ya know what motivates you to donate? And, uh, he just said, ‘ya know, I like helping others and this is an easy way to do it,’ so what a great example,” added Kirby Winn with the Mississippi Regional Blood Center.
VanSpeybroeck donated blood twice over the summer months.