Stories: Canadian Blood Services

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Giving blood during the holidays? This young recipient thanks you

Wyatt Lafontaine was diagnosed in June 2017 at only 10 months old with infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He spent several months at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario undergoing chemotherapy, with blood transfusions every second day.

Because ‘Schmidt happens’: Windsor family celebrates holiday by giving blood together

Adam Schmidt has a message for those on the fence about donating blood: don’t fear the first time.

Blood in war zones: Canada’s contributions and ongoing support for soldiers who need transfusions

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Beckett, MD is the chief of general surgery and trauma advisor to the Surgeon General of Canada.

Young Canadian Blood Services volunteer honoured with national awards

Hassan Nawab is only 21 years old, but his record of volunteer service would be impressive for someone twice his age.

Toronto Jeopardy! winner demonstrates the power of infinite connections through platelet donation

Canada’s newest Jeopardy! champion is a Toronto man who was recently honoured by Canadian Blood Services for his 100th donation of platelets.

Stem cell donors give new lease on life to blood cancer patients

Blood cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the world with hundreds of Canadians requiring a donor for a stem cell transplant each year. Only a fourth of patients in need of blood stem cell donation will find a donor within their family – the rest will rely on a complete stranger to save their lives.

Stem cell donors could be someone’s hope for life

Every year, hundreds of Canadian patients need life-saving stem cell transplants, and most rely on the generosity of an unrelated donor.

Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank has officially launched

It's official: Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank, a national, public health-care resource has been launched. Expectant mothers who give birth at one of our partnering hospitals are helping to build an ethnically diverse stem cell bank in Canada by donating their baby’s cord blood.

Peel region comes together to learn about the lifesaving impact of stem cells

Community supporters and guests gathered at a special event on Feb. 27 to learn about Canadian Blood Services’ footprint in Peel Region, specifically the Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank and the need for more stem cell donations.

Canadian Blood Services named a top health charity of the year

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