blood flowing from arm into bag in shape of heartThe Alumni Cares Blood Drive continues through Saturday at the Windsor location of Canadian Blood Services.

No better way to show caring than giving blood, say donors

Several representatives of the University of Windsor Alumni Association rolled up their sleeves Friday to get a head start on the Alumni Cares Blood Drive.

The association is calling on its members to contribute 50 blood donations this year at the Windsor location of Canadian Blood Services, 3909 Grand Marais Rd. E.

“This is such a great opportunity to connect with and support UWindsor, and at the same time provide a vital blood donation to help save lives in our community,” says Jake Rondot (BHK 2002). “The staff at Canadian Blood Services are amazing, they make it quick and painless and you come away feeling very gratified.”

The blood drive will run through Jan. 23. Alumni and friends of the University can book an appointment online, call 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283), or download the GiveBlood App. Learn more on the blood donation website.

To have a donation included in the Alumni Association’s pledge:

  • Complete the Partners for Life Registration Form prior to using the Alumni Association’s partner ID: UNIV0092223.
  • Tell clinic staff upon arrival that you would like your donation to count towards the Alumni Association’s pledge.

Those who can’t make it during the Jan. 18 to 23 period or who live outside of Windsor-Essex can donate at any Canadian Blood Services clinic. Visit to book an appointment and be sure to use the Alumni Association’s partner ID.

The blood drive is the first project in the association’s new Alumni Cares program, which will engage volunteers in giving back on campus and in the community to help those in need. Learn more about ways to contribute at