Stories: Canadian Blood Services

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His first blood donation was in 1950. He’s now at 270, and counting

July 30, 2021
Elmer Cantelo still donates blood regularly at age 87, and recalls the episode that got him started
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Art auction supports patients and honours remarkable creative spirit

July 30, 2021
Ayako Ellen Anderson’s family is auctioning art in support of Canadian Blood Services. You can help.
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Young cord blood heroes bring hope to patients

July 28, 2021
After each of her three boys was born, Lynn Bates donated their umbilical cord blood
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How donated umbilical cord blood saved the life of another newborn

July 21, 2021
Justin Lau had a stem cell transplant with cord blood stem cells when he was just a few weeks old
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A grateful recipient shares why plasma is important

July 20, 2021
After decades of chronic illness, Nadine Law celebrated a milestone birthday thanks to plasma donors
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‘Gratitude isn’t a big enough word to describe how we feel’

July 13, 2021
Blood, platelets, plasma and his sister’s stem cells all helped Ollie Acosta-Pickering beat cancer
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‘It’s a beautiful way to celebrate the start of our daughter’s life’

July 5, 2021
Rebecca and Tyler Munk donated their newborn’s umbilical cord blood, a source of potentially lifesaving stem cells
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‘There should be diversity, equity and inclusion in every organization’

June 28, 2021
Annette Regalado is a residential school survivor and Canadian Blood Services employee in Regina, Sask.
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Stem Cell Club volunteers aim to save lives with Pride Month campaign

June 22, 2021
They’re helping to inform gay, bisexual and queer men that they are eligible to donate stem cells
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New mother brings hope to patients after her own health emergency

June 19, 2021
Shami Rispoli honours the blood donors who helped her, by fundraising for Canada’s Lifeline