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Latest News

Banking of cord blood for transplant temporarily suspended

Friday, June 17, 2022
Beginning June 20, 2022, Canadian Blood Services will suspend processing and banking of new cord blood donations for approximately three months.

Number of blood donors plummets during COVID-19 to lowest point in a decade

Monday, June 13, 2022
News release
JUNE 13, 2022 (OTTAWA) – Fewer regular donors during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the smallest donor base in a decade and has stalled efforts by Canadian Blood Services to replenish a critically low national blood inventory.

Canadian Blood Services welcomes Richard C. Smith as Chief Information Officer

Monday, May 30, 2022
Canadian Blood Services is pleased to welcome Richard C. Smith as chief information officer (CIO), following an extensive national search.