Canadians encouraged to donate blood to honour armed forces (CANADA) - We need thousands of new blood donors every year and Canadian Blood Services encourages a new generation of donors to pay tribute this month to the men and women who have served or are serving our country by donating blood. Remembrance Day is a time to honour the contributions of the Canadian Armed Forces. It is also a time to commemorate the strong, historic relationship the Canadian Armed Forces has with the blood system in Canada. During World War II, Canadians began to donate blood to help wounded Canadian service