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Requesting Memorial Donations

Thank you for choosing to support Canadian Blood Services by requesting contributions in memory of a loved one. When you honour a special life in this way, you are helping to enhance our national programs in blood, stem cells, organs and tissues and research and innovation. The impact of your loved one’s legacy is important and far-reaching.

Below is information to help guide families and funeral service providers through setting up this special tribute.

Thank you for thinking of Canada’s Lifeline – and all those who depend on it – during this difficult time.

To inform us of your wishes, or for more information, please contact:

Julia Deacon, Coordinator, Philanthropy
T: 1 888 2 DONATE OR 1-613-739-2339
E: philanthropy@blood.ca

For Families

We are honoured that you have chosen to commemorate your loved one by requesting donations in support of Canadian Blood Services. Your tribute gift will make an important and meaningful difference in the lives of Canadian patients.

How to get started

Please call 1 888 2 DONATE OR 1-613-739-2339 or email us and let us know that you and your family wish to support Canadian Blood Services through tribute giving. We will help guide you through the process.

You may select a member of your family to receive notification cards when gifts are made. Once all tribute gifts have been made, we can also provide you with a full list of donors and their contact information so that you can thank them personally for their contributions, if you so wish.

Consider setting up a memorial page

If you are interested in sharing a personalized web link with friends and family who wish to make a tribute gift online, click here to setup a fundraising page in honour of your loved one.

Inform your family and friends of your wishes

Friends and family can make gifts in memory of your loved one by visiting our website or your personalized tribute page. Gifts can also be made over the phone by calling our office at 1 888 2 DONATE OR 1-613-739-2339.

The best way to inform your community of your wishes is by sharing the suggested wording below in an obituary notice, or via your preferred communication method.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions to Canadian Blood Services would be appreciated by the family. Please visit give.blood.ca or call 1 888 2 DONATE OR 1-613-739-2339.”

Additionally, we can assist by arranging for donation cards and prepaid return envelopes to be made available at the funeral home or service venue of your choice

For Funeral Service Providers

Outlined below are ways you can help facilitate the process for families who wish to request donations in support of Canadian Blood Services to commemorate their loved one.

Help them set up the tribute

Please call 1 888 2 DONATE OR 1-613-739-2339 or email us and let us know when a family has chosen to support Canadian Blood Services through tribute giving. We will work with you – or directly with the family, if they prefer – to ensure they are informed of all gifts that are made in memory of their loved one. If you do not have your own generic donation cards available onsite, we would be happy to provide donation cards and prepaid return envelopes for the service.

Provide suggested wording for the obituary

Please share the suggested wording below for the family’s obituary notice and/or other communication pieces:

“As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions to Canadian Blood Services would be appreciated by the family. Please visit give.blood.ca or call 1 888 2 DONATE OR 1-613-739-2339.”

Set up a personalized online tribute page

If families are interested in sharing a personalized web link with those who wish to make their gifts online, you can help them set up an online tribute page.

Click here to get started.

*Please ensure any cheques are made payable to: Canadian Blood Services