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Canadian Blood Services is rallying people across the country to shine a light on the need for new donors


Monday, May 15, 2023
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News release
MAY 15, 2023 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is shining a light on the need for more than 100,000 new blood and plasma donors to meet ongoing patient needs.

Canadian Blood Services recognizes the passing of Justice Horace Krever


Thursday, May 11, 2023
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Statement
With sadness, Canadian Blood Services recognizes the passing of Justice Horace Krever, on April 30, 2023.

New patient resources developed by Canadian Blood Services help families share the constant need for more donors to join the stem cell registry


Tuesday, February 21, 2023
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News release
This past weekend, many had the opportunity to cherish extra time with their families. These moments are even more precious for Sanjay Prajapati and his wife Nipa.

New directors appointed to Canadian Blood Services board


Thursday, February 16, 2023
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News release
Two new board members have been selected to fill some of the empty seats (a third will be announced imminently). Canadian Blood Services would like to welcome Gertie Mai Muise who is based in both Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador and Marilyn Barrett who is based in Prince Edward Island.

Blood and plasma collection disrupted by weather conditions: donors needed now


Tuesday, December 27, 2022
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News release
There is an immediate need for donors from all communities to book and keep appointments and help restore and grow the blood and plasma supply for patients this winter season.

Pressing need for lifesaving blood and plasma donations, yet only 1 in 10 plan to give over the holidays: Survey


Tuesday, December 13, 2022
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News release
While 6 out of 10 eligible donors in Canada believe donating blood or plasma over the holidays is important, only 1 in 10 plans to book an appointment before Dec. 31.

Ensuring access to immunoglobulins in Canada


Thursday, December 01, 2022
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services reiterates how it will protect patients from a global shortage of these lifesaving medications

25 years after the Krever commission, our commitment to patients remains


Friday, November 25, 2022
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Op-Ed
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the tabling of Justice Horace Krever’s report.

Canadian Blood Services is asking people across Canada to save lives this holiday season: Give 3 in 2023, starting today


Thursday, November 17, 2022
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News release
There is no greater gift than one that is lifesaving. People across Canada are asked to give to patients in need throughout this winter season.