Milana Milivojevic, Ivana MiladinoviStudents Milana Milivojevic and Ivana Miladinovi, members of the Windsor Blood Club, encourage members of the campus community to join them at a donor clinic this week.

Campus blood donor clinics present opportunity to save lives

Blood donor clinics on campus Wednesday and Thursday will allow students, faculty and staff to exercise their power to give life, says Canadian Blood Services.

The charity estimates that a donation of whole blood takes about an hour — from the moment donors walk through the clinic door to the moment they finish a cookie and leave. The blood they give will be used within days to help give someone life.

Clinics run 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. January 18 and 19 in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre. Walk-in donors are welcome, but appointments will better accommodate donors’ working schedules. To book an appointment, call 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

As with previous clinics, the Department of Human Resources encourages all eligible employees to participate in this worthwhile process and asks any employees who wish to donate to make the necessary arrangements with their supervisors regarding the possibility of extended lunch or break periods.