It’s in us to give.

Since 1958 the Blood Donor Committee of the Grand Lodge of Canada in Ontario has worked hard to ensure that all Masons know about the work of Canadian Blood Services and are encouraged to give blood.

“The good news is that one blood donation—in just one hour—can save up to three lives.”
– Canadian Blood Services

Masonic Blood Donors

Our commitment to blood donation goes back even further, to 1941, a time when blood couldn’t be stored but had to be donated directly to a recipient during a time of need. In the early ‘40s, most of the donors on a list maintained in Hamilton were Masons. Shortly after a horrific fire at the Moose Hall in 1944, Hamilton Masons worked with the Red Cross to improve the system for recording and contacting blood donors.

Today, the Blood Donor Committee compiles statistics from every lodge on annual donations. Many lodges have a blood donor chairman, and some lodges support or sponsor blood donor clinics.

Learn more about Canadian Blood Services.

“Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. In fact, according to a recent poll, 52 per cent of Canadians say they, or a family member, have needed blood or blood products for surgery or for medical treatment.”
– Canadian Blood Services