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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

Nova Scotia tragedy


Monday, April 20, 2020
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Statement
Our deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of those who lost their lives during yesterday’s tragic events and we thank the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and first responders. To honour the lives of those lost, Canadian Blood Services’ flags are at half-mast. Undoubtedly, communities in

COVID-19 convalescent plasma for patients


Thursday, April 02, 2020
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News release
Canadian Blood Services to participate in national clinical trial

Suspension of cord blood collections in response to COVID-19 pandemic


Monday, March 16, 2020
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News release
Following new recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as increasing hospital restrictions and resource availability, Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank collections will temporarily suspend its collections at 11 p.m. this evening (March 16, 2020) for an indefinite period to contribute to the collective efforts in limiting the spread of COVID-19.

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


Friday, March 13, 2020
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News release
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.

Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation – System Progress Report 2018


Monday, March 02, 2020
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News release
Canadian Blood Services is pleased to deliver its latest System Progress Report for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation (OTDT).