Canadian Blood Services

Donation left in will continues a career legacy


10/20/2021
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The late Janet LaForest’s commitment to Canada’s blood system will live on, thanks to a legacy gift

The incredible story of how plasma donations help patients


10/13/2021
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This straw-coloured component of blood is the source material for many lifesaving medications

The science of giving


10/13/2021
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Dr. Jennie Haw is helping us better understand donors to Canada's Lifeline

Expanding plasma donation to be more inclusive


10/12/2021
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Some sexually active gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men now eligible to donate plasma

Expanding plasma eligibility for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men


10/12/2021
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services is pleased to share a step forward in our journey toward more inclusive donor screening. With the approval of Health Canada, we are expanding plasma eligibility for some sexually active men who have sex with men at our donor centres in Calgary, Alta. and London, Ont.

Blood donations helped him survive illness, and then a critical injury


10/04/2021
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Darcy Wagner, whose immune disease is treated with a plasma product, lost his leg in a farming accident

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
    13
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB positive

  • Good supply
    9
    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
    8
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A negative

  • Good supply
    11
    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