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Banking of cord blood for transplant temporarily suspended


Friday, June 17, 2022
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Statement
Beginning June 20, 2022, Canadian Blood Services will suspend processing and banking of new cord blood donations for approximately three months.

Number of blood donors plummets during COVID-19 to lowest point in a decade


Monday, June 13, 2022
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News release
JUNE 13, 2022 (OTTAWA) – Fewer regular donors during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the smallest donor base in a decade and has stalled efforts by Canadian Blood Services to replenish a critically low national blood inventory.

Canadian Blood Services welcomes Richard C. Smith as Chief Information Officer


Monday, May 30, 2022
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services is pleased to welcome Richard C. Smith as chief information officer (CIO), following an extensive national search.

Canadian Blood Services seeks to update blood donor eligibility through latest Health Canada submission


Friday, May 27, 2022
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Canadian Blood Services’ goal is to ensure the safety and sufficiency of Canada’s blood and plasma supplies while also maximizing participation in Canada’s Lifeline. One way we do this is by regularly reviewing our eligibility criteria against the latest scientific evidence, as well as advancements

Empty beds strain blood inventory


Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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News release
MAY 17, 2022 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is feeling the strain to collect blood, platelets, and plasma following an increase in appointment cancellations and low attendance at donor centres across Canada.

Canadian Blood Services to remove eligibility criteria specific to men who have sex with men


Thursday, April 28, 2022
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News release
April 28, 2022 (OTTAWA) — Canadian Blood Services is pleased to share that Health Canada has approved our request to remove eligibility criteria specific to men who have sex with men and instead focus on sexual behaviour associated with higher risk of infection among all donors.

Education Matters: Celebrating 25 years of organ donation awareness


Monday, April 25, 2022
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News release
April 24–30 is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week in Canada

Canadian Blood Services welcomes new CFO, Jennifer Camelon


Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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Statement
Following a rigorous national executive search involving many outstanding candidates, Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce Jennifer Camelon as our next Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and vice-president, corporate services. Jennifer will officially join Canadian Blood Services on April 14

Mark Green Shirt Day by talking to your family about organ donation


Tuesday, April 05, 2022
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Many of us are of the mind that once we die, that we would be happy to donate our organs and tissues if it meant it could save other people’s lives.