There are many ways to donate. You can volunteer your time, give a one-time or recurring financial donation, organize group donations in collaboration with another organization or community, or even sponsor a donation event.
In making a financial gift, no matter how you choose to give, every dollar will make a difference in our efforts to improve outcomes for Canadian patients.
Half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who needs it. The need is constant. A timely transfusion of blood can be the lifesaving difference.
Plasma is the protein-rich liquid in our blood responsible for circulating blood cells and platelets throughout our bodies. For many patients with a wide range of diseases, plasma can save or improve their lives.
Fewer than 25 per cent of recipient patients who need stem cell transplants find a compatible donor in their own family. The rest must rely on the sincere generosity of unrelated donors who have committed to being part of Canada’s lifeline.
One organ donor can save up to eight lives; tissue and eye donors can improve the lives of up to 75 more. Register to become a donor. Talk to your loved ones about organs and tissue donation and encourage them to register as well.
Cord blood is rich with blood-forming stem cells that can help cure over 80 types of diseases and disorders saving the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma, aplastic anemia and other inherited immune disorders.