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An update on our journey to build a more inclusive blood system


Friday, December 03, 2021
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Statement
At our open board meeting on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, we provided attendees with an update on some of the strategic initiatives we’ve undertaken and implemented since our last public meeting (in June 2021), to advance DEI at Canadian Blood Services.

Join Canada’s Lifeline During the Season of Giving


Friday, November 26, 2021
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News release
Canadian Blood Services needs to fill 38,000 open appointments by January 4

Plasma and the blood system supply chain


Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services operates the blood and plasma supply system in all provinces and territories except Québec, which has its own similar system and blood operator. We are accountable to provincial and territorial ministers of health, who are also our corporate members, and are regulated by Health Canada.

Expanding plasma eligibility for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men


Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services is pleased to share a step forward in our journey toward more inclusive donor screening. With the approval of Health Canada, we are expanding plasma eligibility for some sexually active men who have sex with men at our donor centres in Calgary, Alta. and London, Ont.

Saving lives here and around the world with Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank


Friday, August 13, 2021
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Statement
Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a healthy baby. It is rich in blood stem cells and can be used to treat more than 80 diseases and disorders, including cancers, aplastic anemia and sickle cell disease.

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.