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Due to the large volume of media enquiries we receive, we are not able to help students with research or other projects. Our annual reports provide comprehensive corporate information about our work in blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues.

Latest News

Stem cell donors give new lease on life to blood cancer patients

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Feature story
Blood cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the world with hundreds of Canadians requiring a donor for a stem cell transplant each year. Only a fourth of patients in need of blood stem cell donation will find a donor within their family – the rest will rely on a complete stranger to

Stem cell donors could be someone’s hope for life

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Feature story
Every year, hundreds of Canadian patients need life-saving stem cell transplants, and most rely on the generosity of an unrelated donor. Found primarily in umbilical cord blood, peripheral circulating blood, and bone marrow; blood-forming stem cells are used to treat more than 80 diseases and

Changes in blood donation process will enhance donor experience

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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