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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. Most rush past the bright red table without stopping as they try to make it on

‘Paying it forward’ through cord blood donation


Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Philanthropy news
Image 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

Vinesha


Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Philanthropy news
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.

Pedal for the bevel


Philanthropy news
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

Celebrating the power of philanthropy


Philanthropy news
Throughout the year, our corporate financial donors offer valuable support to our initiatives and recruitment efforts. That’s why, every year, we take the time to recognize their contribution to our lifesaving work and to thank them for their ongoing support. Image CEO Dr. Graham Sher poses for an

It’s a match! An update from Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank


Philanthropy news
After successfully reaching the goal of $12.5 million in financial donations, Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank is fully operational, with five collection hospitals across Canada, and holds some of the world’s highest quality, ethnically diverse cord blood units.

Canadian Blood Services named a top health charity of the year


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

Canadian Blood Services hosts 8th Annual Corporate Supporters’ Luncheon


Philanthropy news
Canadian Blood Services’ executive management team hosted the 8th Annual Corporate Supporter’s Luncheon at head office in Ottawa on March 28, to celebrate the many corporations who support the work of Canadian Blood Services through financial giving.

Blood, sweat and cheers!


Philanthropy news
Canadian Blood Services’ participation in the 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Mississauga Marathon raised over $55,000.