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Celebration events mark fifth anniversary of cord blood partnerships


Friday, February 07, 2020
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Last week marked the five-year anniversary of partnerships we struck to collect umbilical cord blood units from expectant mothers delivering at one of four designated collection hospitals. To honour the occasion, Canadian Blood Services stem cell leaders joined staff and supporters of Canadian Blood

Adapting traditions to help save lives


Saturday, February 01, 2020
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Image All new babies demand flexibility of their parents, but one newborn in Ottawa inspired his mother Eno Ituen to put a twist on an important cultural tradition. In Eno’s home country of Nigeria, generations of parents have buried the placentas of their newborns next to the seeds of trees and

2019 Novel Coronavirus


Friday, January 31, 2020
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On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the 2019 novel coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. Canadian Blood Services continues to closely monitor clinical and scientific developments around the 2019 novel coronavirus. As of Jan. 30, 2020, the virus is known

Giving blood during the holidays? This young recipient thanks you


Monday, December 23, 2019
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Three-year-old Wyatt Lafontaine will thank blood donors in person on Christmas Eve in Ottawa.

Because ‘Schmidt happens’: Windsor family celebrates holiday by giving blood together


Friday, December 20, 2019
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Adam Schmidt has a message for those on the fence about donating blood: don’t fear the first time.

Hockey Gives Blood scores for patients with assists by NHL and player ambassadors


Friday, December 20, 2019
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A non-profit that promotes blood and stem cell donation in the hockey community is getting new support from the NHL as well as player ambassadors in other leagues.

Make saving a life your greatest gift this holiday season


Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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Crystal Nguyen is among thousands of Canadians who have needed blood for lifesaving care during the holidays. That’s why she encourages Canadians to support Canada’s Lifeline and book and honour their appointments to meet patient needs.

Canadian Blood Services invites public to open board meeting Dec. 6


Thursday, December 05, 2019
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WHAT: Canadian Blood Services will open its doors physically and virtually, by live streaming its open board meeting at blood.ca and inviting the public to attend in person in Ottawa. Members of the public are invited to participate in open board meetings twice each year to hear about the

Young Canadian Blood Services volunteer honoured with national awards


Thursday, December 05, 2019
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Hassan Nawab is only 21 years old, but his record of volunteer service would be impressive for someone twice his age.