Commemorate Remembrance Day by donating blood in honour of veterans

By Canadian Blood Services
November 7, 2017 - 9:50am

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 (Red Deer) – Canadian Blood Services is reminding residents of Red Deer that donating blood is a meaningful way to commemorate Remembrance Day. 

There is a longstanding relationship between Canada’s military and the blood system, which began with the early days of blood transfusions during WWI, and grew as Canadians donated blood to help wounded troops during WWII.

Today, members of the armed forces are themselves 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 30,000 blood donations to our national blood supply.

Donating blood is one of the most direct ways to help another person.  While one in two Canadians are eligible to donate blood, only one in 60 will. 

Donors in Red Deer are encouraged to book an appointment to donate blood in honour of those who protect our lives every day. 

The Red Deer clinic has 44 available appointments on Saturday, November 11.  Download the GiveBlood app available on iOS or Android, or visit blood.ca to find locations, hours, and book an appointment.

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