Our latest updates

The need goes on #6: Fighting childhood leukemia


03/25/2020 - 15:49
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Ty Armatage is highly vulnerable to COVID-19, and he also depends on blood products

Donating blood during the pandemic


03/23/2020 - 16:23
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Canadian Blood Services asks Canadians to keep giving to meet ongoing patient needs

The need goes on #5: Stepping up for a child with a special need


03/24/2020 - 16:24
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Special plasma eye drops for a child with a rare condition

It’s safe to donate blood during COVID-19, and critical for patients


Saturday, March 14, 2020
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We urge all donors to book and keep their appointments to prevent shortages Canadian Blood Services is concerned by a recent spike in appointment cancellations in several cities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the organization responsible for the national blood system outside Quebec, we are

Health-care workers helping to prevent blood shortages


03/23/2020 - 09:38
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Toronto transfusion specialist taps colleagues to fill beds at hospital donation event

Suspension of group swabbing events in response to COVID-19 pandemic


Friday, March 13, 2020
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Effective immediately, Canadian Blood Services is suspending all buccal swabbing events across the country and encouraging the public to register online to get their swab kit delivered in the mail.

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
    14
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB negative

  • Good supply
    12
    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
    13
    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