Canadian Blood Services

Young cord blood heroes bring hope to patients


07/28/2021
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After each of her three boys was born, Lynn Bates donated their umbilical cord blood

How donated umbilical cord blood saved the life of another newborn


07/21/2021
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Justin Lau had a stem cell transplant with cord blood stem cells when he was just a few weeks old

A grateful recipient shares why plasma is important


07/20/2021
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After decades of chronic illness, Nadine Law celebrated a milestone birthday thanks to plasma donors

One country, one strategy: how harmonizing Canada’s vaccination approach could better prepare us for the next pandemic


07/19/2021
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News release
To prepare for the next pandemic and provide a coordinated approach to vaccination across the country, Canada should create Canadian Immunization Services based on the Canadian Blood Services model, authors propose in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Delivering hope, one cord blood donation at a time


07/16/2021
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Umbilical cord blood is rich in lifesaving stem cells. Our teams help get it from parents to patients.

‘Gratitude isn’t a big enough word to describe how we feel’


07/13/2021
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Blood, platelets, plasma and his sister’s stem cells all helped Ollie Acosta-Pickering beat cancer

National blood inventory

We manage the national supply of blood products for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). Many variables can impact our inventory such as weather, holidays or tragic events. Below is an overview of our inventory levels across all blood types. 

 

  • Good supply
    12
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB positive

  • Good supply
    13
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB negative

  • Good supply
    8
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A positive

  • Good supply
    6
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A negative

  • Good supply
    9
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B positive

  • Good supply
    6
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B negative

  • Good supply
    4
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O positive

  • Good supply
    5
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O negative