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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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Statement
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.

Supporting patients together through Omicron


Monday, January 31, 2022
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Statement
We are so grateful for the donors — new and returning — who are helping us save lives through the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we ask people across Canada to continue supporting us through the Omicron wave. 

New and returning donors needed to support patients through Omicron


Monday, January 31, 2022
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News release
JAN. 31, 2022 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is calling for new and returning donors to replenish the blood, platelet and plasma supply and support patients through the latest COVID-19 wave.

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.

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.