September 18, 2013 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services extends its deepest sympathies to the families, victims and people of the train and bus accident that occurred in Ottawa earlier today. We are currently supplying area hospitals with their requested orders of additional blood and blood products to treat the victims of this tragedy. We have been receiving numerous inquiries from people looking to donate blood. Those seeking to make such a humanitarian gesture are encouraged to do so by booking an appointment at a local blood donor clinic. While that blood may not specifically be directed to

Nearly 12,000 unfilled appointments pose challenges for blood inventory; donors needed now to fill gap July 29, 2013 (Ottawa) - As a result of nearly 12,000 unfilled appointments so far this summer, coupled with constant hospital demand, Canadian Blood Services is forecasting a need for 51,000 appointments to be filled between now and Labour Day to replenish stocks. For that reason, Canadian Blood Services has extended the Blood Signal until Sept. 3 and is adding special “Blood Signal” clinics during the month of August in selected locations. Hours will also be extended at existing clinics to