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Donating platelets

Learn about the donation process, how platelets works, platelet matching, how to become a platelets donor and more. 

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Recognition program

Learn about how we recognize and acknowledge donors, volunteers and partners, including our annual Honouring our Life Blood event.

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Blood safety

Safety is our priority. Learn about donor screening, testing, safety, blood storage, monitoring and more.

The national inventory

We manage the national supply of blood products for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). Many variables can impact our inventory such as weather, holidays or tragic events. Below is an overview of our inventory levels across all blood types.