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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).

Canada’s blood supply needs a boost this summer following a surge in demand


Tuesday, July 06, 2021
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News release
JULY 6, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is calling for an additional 23,000 blood donors across Canada by July 31 to replenish the blood inventory following a sustained rise in demand as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

Evolving eligibility criteria for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men


Monday, June 21, 2021
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services intends to make a submission recommending removal of waiting period for men who have sex with men by the end of 2021.

Donors celebrated for their loyalty to patients during National Blood Donor Week, June 13-19


Monday, June 14, 2021
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News release
JUNE 14, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is celebrating donors during National Blood Donor Week for maintaining consistent collections throughout COVID-19 and supporting patients in need of lifesaving blood products.

New donor centre announced for Scarborough to open by summer 2022


Tuesday, June 01, 2021
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News release
JUNE 1, 2021 (TORONTO) – Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce it will establish a new state-of-the-art fixed donor centre in Scarborough, Ontario to be open by summer 2022.

Seeking Board Directors


Thursday, May 06, 2021
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News release
Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit, charitable organization operating at arm's length from governments.

Organ recipients like Stephanie Jolink encourage Canadians to register their intent


Monday, April 19, 2021
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Research News
National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW), April 18– 24, is dedicated to raising awareness for organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Growing domestic plasma supply for Canadian patients


Thursday, April 08, 2021
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News release
April 8, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce that, with the support of funding from provincial and territorial governments, plans are now underway to increase plasma collection in more cities across Canada.

Reflecting on Black History Month and Canadian Blood Services’ focus on diversity, equity and inclusion


Friday, March 12, 2021
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Op-Ed
By Graham Sher, CEO Canadian Blood Services Before getting into this blog I want to acknowledge the privilege from which I write it. I am a white man. I have a leadership position in a large organization and I have the platform to write this piece. I originally sat down to draft this blog to reflect