National Blood Donor Week

Each year during National Blood Donor Week (June 13–19, 2021) and World Blood Donor Day (June 14), we proudly recognize and celebrate the essential role volunteer donors play in strengthening Canada’s Lifeline. This year marks the 13th anniversary since the parliamentary legislation introduced by Senator Terry Mercer was enacted.

National Blood Donor Week is taking place as we continue to live through the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the greatest health crises of our time. Despite the challenges, disruptions and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, blood donors have shown their unwavering support for patients in need with their lifesaving contributions. Thank you.

Donors are a vital link in Canada’s Lifeline. Whether you have donated blood, plasma, stem cells, cord blood or financial gifts, we appreciate all donors for keeping Canada’s Lifeline strong. There are many reasons to donate and just as many to say thank you. Let’s unite during National Blood Donor Week and celebrate all donors in Canada. There are infinite ways to say thank you, and we can’t say it enough.

A promotional toolkit has been developed to help bring awareness to the importance of lifesaving blood donations across Canada.

Together, we are Canada’s Lifeline