Our heartfelt thanks
One of the ways we express our gratitude to donors is through our national donor recognition program.
As a donor, when you reach a donation milestone, we make a point of acknowledging your contribution, whether with a pin, a card, a certificate or other items of appreciation. The donor recognition program was developed with the input of donors from across Canada and it is a token of our appreciation for the contributions made to saving Canadian lives.
On behalf of patients in your community and across Canada, our heartfelt thanks to you for your sincere generosity and commitment to help save lives. Blood donors are essential to Canada’s Lifeline.
Honouring Canada’s Lifeline
Over the past two years we’ve had to adjust our Honouring Canada’s Lifeline (HCL) program and deliver it in a new way. We couldn’t come together in person but remained committed to recognizing the extraordinary people who make up Canada’s Lifeline. After careful consideration, we have decided to pause HCL program activities across Canada for 2022 to 2023 so that we can conduct a review of the program.
How are blood donors recognized?
We track every (whole) blood, plasma, and platelet donation you make regardless if they were made to Canadian Blood Services.
Our program includes appreciation items such as special donor cards, lapel pins and certificates to thank you, our donors, after you have reached various donation milestones. These items are standard across Canada and ensure that all donors receive consistent recognition for their contribution to giving life.
What other types of donations are recognized?
We recognize all types of contributions, including:
- Whole blood, plasma, and platelets donations
- Stem cell and cord blood recruitment and donations
- Partner initiatives
- Volunteer efforts
- Financial donations
What are the recognition levels?
We track every (whole) blood, plasma, and platelet donation you make regardless if they were made to Canadian Blood Services. Review our table below to learn more about our recognition levels.
|Every 50 donations after|
|Every 100 donations after||Lifetime 350+|
Stem cell donors receive a certificate for each donation they give.
How do donors receive their awards?
Recognition items may be given to donors at the donor centres (lapel pin) and by posted mail (donor cards).
Have more questions?
Call us at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to learn more about our recognition program.