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Too many prospective stem cell donors decline to help patients when asked


Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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News release
Joining the registry is a long-term commitment

Her Last Project premieres on CBC, Oct. 15


Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services is proud to announce the national premiere of Her Last Project on CBC, Thursday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. The film follows Dr. Shelly Sarwal, a physician from Halifax who was diagnosed with an incurable disease and chose to receive medical assistance in dying (MAID) and donate her

Cord blood collection resumes in Vancouver


Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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News release
Aligned with the public health decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions in most parts of British Columbia, and in consultation with clinicians as hospitals gradually return to normal operations, Canadian Blood Services resumed cord blood collection in Vancouver on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Canadian Blood Services launches the #NovaScotiaStrong campaign, Aug.14-31


Thursday, August 13, 2020
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News release
Canadians asked to donate blood in honour of Nova Scotia victims

Cord blood collection in Ottawa resumes July 27


Thursday, July 23, 2020
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News release
Aligned with the public health decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions in most parts of Ontario, and in consultation with clinicians as hospitals gradually return to normal operations, Canadian Blood Services will resume cord blood collection in Ottawa on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Cord blood collection in Edmonton resumes July 13


Friday, July 10, 2020
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News release
Aligned with the public health decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions in most parts of Alberta, and in consultation with clinicians as hospitals gradually return to normal operations, Canadian Blood Services will resume cord blood collection in Edmonton on Monday, July 13, 2020.

Cord blood collection in Brampton resumes Monday


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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Statement
Aligned with the public health decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions in most parts of Ontario, and in consultation with clinicians as hospitals gradually return to normal operations, Canadian Blood Services will resume cord blood collection in Brampton (GTA) on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Rising demand for blood ushers in National Blood Donor Week, June 8-14


Monday, June 08, 2020
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News release
Donors praised for adapting to changes during COVID-19

First COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donor


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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News release
Canadian Blood Services begins collecting plasma donations from people who have recovered from COVID-19 as part of Canada’s CONCOR Trial APRIL 29, 2020 (VANCOUVER) – Canadian Blood Services is proud to be part of CONCOR, a national clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19