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Latest News

Historic change opens the door for more blood and plasma donors: human variant of ‘mad cow’ eligibility rule gone for good

Thursday, November 23, 2023
News release
Two-decade long eligibility requirement lifted for people who spent time in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or France; newly eligible donors welcome starting December 4

Canadian Blood Services’ statement on issues identified at a private cord blood bank in Alberta

Thursday, November 02, 2023
Canadian Blood Services is aware of the issues identified by Health Canada at the Canadian Cord Blood bioRepository in Edmonton, Alberta.

Canadian Blood Services network outage resolved

Thursday, October 26, 2023
On October 22, Canadian Blood Services experienced technical difficulties stemming from a planned IT network upgrade as part of ongoing work to modernize and improve system resilience for the benefit of hospital customers, donors and employees.