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Immediate need to fill blood donation appointments continues through the holidays


Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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News release
DEC. 29, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services continues to have an immediate need for blood donors this holiday season to help ensure blood and blood products are available for patients in need.

Three new directors and a new chair appointed to Canadian Blood Services board


Monday, December 13, 2021
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Statement
Appointed by the provincial and territorial ministers of health (except Quebec), the board of directors comprises 13 members. Each director serves for a term of four years and as such, new members are appointed when terms come to a close. In December 2021, Mel Cappe (chair of the board), Craig

Canada’s Lifeline in Need of Support to Save Lives During the Season of Giving


Monday, December 13, 2021
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News release
December 13, 2021 (OTTAWA) – The festive season can be a very busy time for people, but Canada’s Lifeline must be ready to support all patients at all times.

An update on our journey to build a more inclusive blood system


Friday, December 03, 2021
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Statement
At our open board meeting on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, we provided attendees with an update on some of the strategic initiatives we’ve undertaken and implemented since our last public meeting (in June 2021), to advance DEI at Canadian Blood Services.

Join Canada’s Lifeline During the Season of Giving


Friday, November 26, 2021
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News release
Canadian Blood Services needs to fill 38,000 open appointments by January 4

Plasma and the blood system supply chain


Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services operates the blood and plasma supply system in all provinces and territories except Québec, which has its own similar system and blood operator. We are accountable to provincial and territorial ministers of health, who are also our corporate members, and are regulated by Health Canada.

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


Tuesday, October 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.

Saving lives here and around the world with Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank


Friday, August 13, 2021
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Statement
Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a healthy baby. It is rich in blood stem cells and can be used to treat more than 80 diseases and disorders, including cancers, aplastic anemia and sickle cell disease.

One country, one strategy: how harmonizing Canada’s vaccination approach could better prepare us for the next pandemic


Monday, July 19, 2021
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News release
To prepare for the next pandemic and provide a coordinated approach to vaccination across the country, Canada should create Canadian Immunization Services based on the Canadian Blood Services model, authors propose in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).