News and events


Learn what's new with us from our corporate news, announcements and featured interviews with donors, recipients, researchers and medical collaborators. Through the dedication and generosity of so many Canadians, we are often in a community near you, raising awareness and making connections that will serve patients today and for many tomorrows to come.  Our stories are your stories.  Our publications are your window into the work that we do.


Latest News

Changes in blood donation process will enhance donor experience


Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  |  
Statement
As we are constantly seeking new ways to enhance donors’ experience, we recently introduced changes to our blood donation process to reduce blood donor screening and rest time for repeat donors, resulting in a shorter donation time without impacting the safety of the donor. Recent studies and

Plasma-derived drug now used for two diseases may have potential to treat others


Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  |  
News release
August 21, 2019 (TORONTO) – A treatment now used to fight two diseases might have the potential to help patients with other conditions, too, according to new research funded by Canadian Blood Services. The new publication, “Treating murine inflammatory diseases with an anti-erythrocyte antibody,”

Stem cell and cord blood donations can save countless lives


Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  |  
Op-Ed
Six-year-old Hillary McKibbin dreams of becoming a rock star one day, but first she must fight a rare blood disorder. Thanks to her mother’s recent #StartWithHillary campaign to find a stem cell donor to save her daughter’s life, hundreds of Ottawans have joined Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell
news icon
Newsroom

New discoveries, evolving technologies and increasing demands regularly affect our industry. Get the latest on what we're doing; our view of the impact of external factors on our systems and on patients; where research advances in transfusion and transplantation are headed; plus so much more.

microscope icon
Research. Education. Discovery. Blog

A showcase for our work as well as the basic science behind what we do. Our research leads to improved everyday practices and ultimately, most importantly to better outcomes for patients. Prepare to be educated, entertained and excited about transfusion and transplantation science.

partner icon
Partner newsletters

Across the country hundreds of organizations, associations, companies and schools have joined the movement to give life through our Partner program.

Book now to donate blood