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System progress data show continued improvement in deceased organ donation rates


Monday, January 28, 2019
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News release
In 2017, the generous gifts of 1,335 organ donors and 4,969 tissue donors and their families saved or improved the lives of thousands of Canadian patients. Canada has shown a sustained improvement in deceased organ donation, representing a remarkable increase of 51 per cent since 2008. The 2017 data

Erik Gudbranson, defenseman for the Vancouver Canucks and Hockey Gives Blood team up to promote stem cell donation


Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Vancouver Canuck’s defenseman, Erik Gudbranson has teamed up with Hockey Gives Blood to promote Canadian Blood Services’ stem cell registry within the hockey community.

Nova Scotia High School rallies to support New Glasgow donor centre


Thursday, January 24, 2019
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The Healthy Hawks, from Northumberland Regional High School in Nova Scotia, host mobile donor centres and fill Life Buses in support of the need for blood in New Glasgow NS.

Sikh Nation supports blood donation with volunteers and donors


Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Sikh Nation is an integral part of Canada’s Lifeline, adopting donor centres across the country since 1999.

Change to donor identification at the donor centre


Thursday, January 24, 2019
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As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety of Canada’s blood supply, Canadian Blood Services is introducing a requirement for blood donor ID that includes date of birth.

National #Partnersforlife January 2019


Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Thank you to our annual national and our monthly national #Partnersforlife partners who share their stories and our message throughout the year. They help us celebrate existing donors and encourage new donors to join #CanadasLifeline.

It was a November to Remember for Hamilton Police Services


Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Throughout the month of November, Hamilton Police Services paid tribute to three officers with a month-long blood donation event

Cops for Cancer take support to the next level


Thursday, January 24, 2019
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First responders in Vancouver roll up their sleeves in support of cancer patients.

Build your corporate culture of giving


Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Did you know that there are many ways to give? As a #partnerforlife, you and your colleagues are an integral part of #CanadasLifeline.
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