During the month of November to commemorate Remembrance Day, Canadian Blood Services encourages Canadians to donate blood in honour of the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are some of the most generous blood donors. In 2006, the Department of National Defence became Canadian Blood Services’ first national Partner for Life organization. Since then, they have provided more than 40,000 blood donations to Canada’s national blood supply. In 2018, Department of National Defence is aiming to contribute at least 500 new donors and 6,000 donations from Canadian Armed Forces and civilian employees across the country. Besides pledged support, partners can also adopt specific clinics, arrange group donations, and help raise awareness of the need for donors.
*Donating blood is a meaningful way to commemorate Remembrance Day, while serving your country by helping hospital patients across Canada.
One in two Canadians is eligible to donate blood, but only one in 60 give.
*The relationship between Canada’s military and the blood system began with the early days of blood transfusion during WWI, and grew as Canadians donated blood to help wounded troops during WWII.
• Canadians are encouraged to donate in honour of the Canadian Armed forces.
*All donors are urged to get involved, particularly donors with Type O blood.
*In an emergency, when seconds count, and there is no time to check blood type, patients receive O-negative blood.
This month, we honour the brave men and women who gave everything for our country.
Book your appointment to donate today: blood.ca/donate