Canadian Blood Services

Discover how you can make all the difference.

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Blood
for Life

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Blood
for Life

You can save lives and change many more.

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Plasma
for Life

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Plasma
for Life

For many, plasma is the only treatment.

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Stem Cells
for Life

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Stem Cells
for Life

You may be someone's lifesaving match.

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Organs & Tissues
for Life

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Organs & Tissues
for Life

More than 4,000 people in Canada are waiting for an organ transplant.

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Lee

Blood recipient | Future Olympian


Your donation could go on to captivate a country.

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Christina

Plasma recipient | Sign language teacher

Your donation could go on to fuel the future.

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Tom

Stem cell recipient | Role model


Your donation could go on to be the best dad.

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Mary

Organ recipient | Storyteller


Your donation could go on to support cultures to thrive.

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From blood donor, to recipient, to team Canada


Alicia Souveny found her way to the national women’s para-hockey team after losing her leg in a freeway crash

Blood types in Canada: how common or rare are they?


Did you know that blood types are classified into different groups? And within each group, blood types can be further classified as rare or common. In this blog post, we will look at different blood types and see how common or rare they are in Canada.

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
    26
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB positive

  • Good supply
    15
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB negative

  • Good supply
    7
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A positive

  • Good supply
    8
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A negative

  • Good supply
    13
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B positive

  • Good supply
    7
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B negative

  • Good supply
    7
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O positive

  • Good supply
    6
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O negative