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Don’t wait to be affected to give back, says two-time leukemia survivor and blood, platelet and cord blood recipient


Tuesday, December 03, 2019
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Philanthropy news
With the stress of exams and the excitement of the upcoming holiday season hanging in the air, 20-year old Crystal Nguyen sits behind a small booth in the middle of her college campus, while her fellow students buzz by.

‘Paying it forward’ through cord blood donation


Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Like most parents, Jessica vowed she would do everything and anything she could to keep her new baby happy and healthy, once she entered the world. One critical thing she knew she could do was donate her baby’s cord blood. Because Jessica is Caucasian and her 9-month-old daughter Abigail is of mixed

Vinesha


Thursday, June 20, 2019
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It all started with a sharp pain in Vinesha Ramasamy’s left knee. An x-ray revealed a mass. As her oncologist put it, it was “the worst case of high-grade osteosarcoma” he’d ever seen. At 15 years old she was diagnosed with bone cancer.

‘It’s really inspiring to see your community raise you up’


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The first annual #DonateForDustin golf tournament raised $17,000 for Canadian Blood Services.

Pedal for the bevel


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For Josiah Ng and Aaron Tsui, cycling is a way to keep their bodies healthy and a means to contribute to a greener world. Earlier this month however, their love of cycling took on a new spin as the two Vancouverites embarked on a journey from Vancouver to Seattle — an incredible 250 kilometre and an

Syrians for Peace fundraiser gives thanks by giving back to Canadian patients


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Members of Ottawa’s Syrian community presented a cheque for their recent fundraiser in support of Canadian Blood Services and made a group blood donation as part of Syrian Canadian Donation Day on April 14.

Peel region comes together to learn about the lifesaving impact of stem cells


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Community supporters and guests gathered at a special event on Feb. 27 to learn about Canadian Blood Services’ footprint in Peel Region, specifically the Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank and the need for more stem cell donations.

Canadian Blood Services named a top health charity of the year


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Canadian Blood Services is proud to be named by the Financial Post as one of the most accountable, transparent charities in the country.

Loyal blood donor shows there are many ways to give


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This month, Larry Till made his 100th blood donation at his local blood collection centre in Toronto, surrounded by his favourite staff and sporting his lucky socks.