Canadian Blood Services' supporters are lacing up on behalf of Canadian patients by fundraising for Canadian Blood Services in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Mississauga Marathon from May 4-6.
Canadian Blood Services’ and The Ottawa Hospital celebrate first step towards building Canada’s first national public cord blood bank September 30, 2013 (OTTAWA) – Starting today, mothers delivering at The Ottawa Hospital’s General and Civic Campuses, will have an opportunity to donate their babies’ umbilical cord blood as part of Canadian Blood Services’ initial step in building Canada’s first national public cord blood bank. With $6.3M in charitable donations so far, once completed, the National Public Cord Blood Bank, together with the help of Canadians through Canadian Blood Services’ $12
Blood system CEO leads 24 climbers to raise funds for Canada’s first national public cord blood bank August 1, 2013 (OTTAWA) – On August 6, Dr. Graham Sher, CEO of Canadian Blood Services will be part of a team of 25 devoted climbers sharing one single vision—to help fund Canada’s first national public cord blood bank. Umbilical cords are a rich source of stem cells and in Canada they are largely discarded after child birth. By collecting and storing umbilical cord blood in an accredited national public bank, the lives of more Canadian patients can be saved and the suffering of many families
Canadian Blood Services and ING DIRECT launch #Climb4Cord June 10, 2013 (Toronto) - For the nearly 1,000 Canadians waiting for a stem cell match, each day is an uphill battle. It’s a fight that Canadian Blood Services knows all too well. Today, Canadian Blood Services and ING DIRECT are launching the #Climb4Cord campaign, with the goal of raising $500,000 to go towards the $12.5 million needed by Canadian Blood Services to help build a national public cord blood bank. “I liken the 19,000-foot climb to Africa’s highest peak to the uphill battle patients face waiting for a stem cell match,” said