Change to donor identification at the donor centre
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. Effective Jan. 7, 2019, people wishing to donate blood will be required to present either government issued ID that includes full name and date of birth, or Canadian Blood Services issued donor ID, either in card or digital form.
Government issued ID includes health cards, birth certificates and driver’s licenses – anything that is issued by the government and includes the person’s full name and date of birth. Donors are encouraged to take advantage of the convenient digital donor card available for download on the free GiveBlood app.