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Latest News

Suspension of cord blood collections in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, March 16, 2020
News release
Following new recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as increasing hospital restrictions and resource availability, Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank collections will temporarily suspend its collections at 11 p.m. this evening (March 16, 2020) for an indefinite period to contribute to the collective efforts in limiting the spread of COVID-19.

It’s safe to donate blood during COVID-19, and critical for patients

Saturday, March 14, 2020
We urge all donors to book and keep their appointments to prevent shortages Canadian Blood Services is concerned by a recent spike in appointment cancellations in several cities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the organization responsible for the national blood system outside Quebec, we are

Suspension of group swabbing events in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, March 13, 2020
News release
Effective immediately, Canadian Blood Services is suspending all buccal swabbing events across the country and encouraging the public to register online to get their swab kit delivered in the mail.