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APPROXIMATELY EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY, SOMEONE IN CANADA NEEDS BLOOD

Half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who will need blood at some point in their lives. Yet only four percent of Canadians donate. Our job is to change that. At Canadian Blood Services, we’re responsible for recruiting and collecting blood, plasma, and platelets at 41 permanent collection sites and more than 19,000 donor clinics every year.

WHY SHOULD I THINK ABOUT
DONATING BLOOD?

When you donate blood, you save lives. It’s that simple. Your donation can treat cancer patients; bring a car accident victim through surgery, even help a transplant patient’s new heart beat for the first time.

THE NEED FOR BLOOD IS CONSTANT.
AND EVERY DONATION COUNTS.

Some quick facts about blood:

  • Every person’s body contains about five litres of blood (or 10.5 pints)
  • There are approximately 450 ml of blood in one unit collected
  • About 100,000 new donors are needed every year to meet demand
  • Canadians are some of the most loyal donors in the world, donating more than two times per year on average
  • It can take up to 50 units of blood to save a single car crash victim
  • It can take eight units a week to help someone battling leukemia
  • All it takes is one donation to help save a life

Right now, somewhere in Canada, someone needs a blood transfusion to survive. You could make the difference.

CAN I DONATE?

Find out by taking our eligibility quiz as a first step.

 
Partners for Life

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.

Join the Partners for Life program.

One person’s blood donation can save the life of a father. A sister. A child. Imagine how many lives can be touched if your entire organization made the commitment to give. Partners for Life gives teams within Canadian companies, government agencies, community groups, schools, service clubs, faith organizations and more the opportunity to show their commitment to saving lives by donating blood, platelets and plasma.

LOOKING FOR A REASON TO DONATE?

Take inspiration from these stories of real Canadians whose lives have been changed by blood donation: