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Canadian Blood Services board meeting open to the public


Tuesday, December 04, 2018
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News release
(OTTAWA) On December 6, Canadian Blood Services will open its doors physically and virtually, by live streaming its open board meeting at blood.ca , and inviting the public to attend in person at the organization’s head office in Ottawa, ON. Twice each year, members of the public are invited to

MSM Research Grant Program awards new funds to research projects exploring blood donor eligibility


Monday, December 03, 2018
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News release
DECEMBER 3, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce that four additional projects will be funded as part of a second round of support available through the MSM Research Grant Program. In this unique program, which is expected to help evolve the current eligibility criteria for

Church of Christ in Calgary adopt holiday Mondays to help with urgent need.


Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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Image Members of the Church of Christ attend an information session at the Eau Claire donation centre in Calgary, AB. Partners for Life Church of Christ Calgary visited the Eau Claire donation centre for an information session. The group has committed to adopt all statutory Mondays in Calgary and

Partners across Canada come together to support World Marrow Donor Day


Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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Image Thank you to all of the valued partner groups and organizations who helped us raise awareness for World Marrow Donor Day (WMDD). WMDD is celebrated globally on the third Saturday in September. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of the opportunity to become a stem cell donor and the impact

The Newfoundland & Labrador Beard & Moustache MerB’ys fish for donors in St. John’s.


Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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Image “The Newfoundland & Labrador Beard & Moustache Club was proud to partner with Canadian Blood Services to adopt a donor centre. The staff at Canadian Blood Services made it easy for us to work with them and get this event off the ground. We look forward to doing this again soon.” Jeff Hillyard

Brian Jessel BMW dealership in Burnaby opens their showroom floor to host mobile donor centre


Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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Image Brian Jessel BMW showroom floor transformed to a mobile donor centre. Canadian Blood Services started working with Brian Jessel BMW and their champion, Theresa Cheung, in February 2018. The company booked their first group donation on March 8 at the Bill Copeland mobile donor centre - 18

Monthly National #Partnersforlife October 2018


Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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Image Thank you to the monthly national #partnersforlife partners who share their stories and our message every month. They help us celebrate existing donors and encourage new donors to Be Canada's Lifeline. Read about these partners here .

Mississauga, Ontario activates its Sirens for Life to help hospital patients in need.


Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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Image The Sirens for Life Challenge launch was held on June 29 at the Heartland donor centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The event was attended by Peel Regional Police, Peel Regional Paramedic Services, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services and Oakville Fire and

2018 Calgary Corporate Challenge


Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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Image Canadian Blood Services is a recipient charity for the 2018 Calgary Corporate Challenge. Since 2006, companies participating in the Calgary Corporate Challenge (CCC)’s have raised over $6.6 million for partner charities. The annual challenge brings organizations together in support of local
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