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soldier holding childThe relationship between Canada’s military and the blood system dates to the early days of blood transfusion.

The gift of life is a gift of remembrance

With Remembrance Day approaching, Canadian Blood Services has issued a reminder that donating blood is one the most meaningful ways to observe the occasion.

The relationship between Canada’s military and the blood system began with the early days of blood transfusion during the First World War and grew as Canadians donated blood to help wounded troops in subsequent conflicts.

In compliance with the public health agencies request to maintain physical distancing, donation is by appointment only at the Windsor donor centre, 3909 Grand Marais Rd. E.

Its current hours are:

  • 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays
  • Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays
  • 8 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays

However, the centre is open extra days in November to meet increased demand: Tuesday, Nov. 16 and 30, it will accept appointments from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Make an appointment by phone at 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283), online at blood.ca, or through the GiveBlood app.