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Stories: Canadian Blood Services

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New eligibility requirements for donors in response to COVID-19

March 30, 2020
Criteria took effect March 29 and more updates will likely follow during the pandemic as our knowledge of the virus evolves.

Health-care workers helping to prevent blood shortages

March 23, 2020
Doctors bracing for the impact of COVID-19 are finding time to give blood and encourage others to do the same.

Giving blood during the holidays? This young recipient thanks you

December 23, 2019
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

December 20, 2019
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

December 8, 2019
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

December 5, 2019
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

October 28, 2019
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

September 21, 2019
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

September 19, 2019
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

May 9, 2019
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.