Your gifts at work


Every donation you make matters. It matters to every patient and their loved ones across Canada. It matters to people like Vinesha. Without the generosity of donors like you, Vinesha would not be alive today. She is just one of the thousands of patients you’ll help by becoming a financial donor. That’s because your financial gift today will help us meet the needs of tomorrow — fueling our work in blood, stem cells, organs and tissues and research and innovation.


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Vinesha
2019-06-20
It all started with a sharp pain in Vinesha Ramasamy’s left knee. An x-ray revealed a mass. As her oncologist put it, it was “the worst case of high-grade osteosarcoma” he’d ever seen. At 15 years old she was diagnosed with bone cancer.
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Amelia
2019-03-04
Like many people, Veronica Vardy never really thought about the blood supply. It wasn’t until she was sitting by her daughter’s side, watching the blood from a stranger drip life back into her tiny body, that it hit her. 
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Tom

It all started while walking to the bus stop one morning four years ago. The air was brisk, and the sun was bright in the sky. After just a few steps, Tom was out of breath and feeling dizzy. He thought it was probably nothing but decided to get checked just to be safe.
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Blood

More than half of Canadians will need blood at some point in their lifetime. Your gift will help educate and recruit the next generation of donors, helping us to meet the ever-increasing demand. You’ll also help to modernize our collection centres, making the donation process go as smoothly as possible and keeping donors coming back to help even more patients. 

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Stem Cells

More than half of Canadians will need blood at some point in their lifetime. Your gift will help educate and recruit the next generation of donors, helping us to meet the ever-increasing demand. You’ll also help to modernize our collection centres, making the donation process go as smoothly as possible and keeping donors coming back to help even more patients. 

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Organs and tissues

This year, hundreds of Canadians will die waiting for an organ transplant, when a single organ donor could save up to eight lives. When you donate financially, you will help us lead collaborative work aimed at strengthening the organ and tissue donation and transplantation system in Canada.  

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Research and innovation

Canadian Blood Services drives world-class innovation in transfusion and transplantation research through our Centre for Innovation. Your support will help us meet the needs of tomorrow by helping our team of researchers and partners engage in innovative research that will have an impact for generations to come.

Becky Littau

"Financial donors and blood donors gave me more time with my husband. Now, it’s my turn to give back.”

– Becky Littau, financial donor

 

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Fundraising FAQs

 

Why does Canadian Blood Services need to fundraise?

Financial gifts help save lives. Canadian Blood Services receives operational funding from the provincial and territorial ministries of health (except Quebec). Charitable donations supplement this funding and help us provide better outcomes for Canadian patients.

Where do I send my financial donation, or how can I contact you?

Donations can be made online at http://give.blood.ca/donate, by mail (1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1G 4J5) or by contacting 1 888 2 DONATE and asking for the Philanthropy Department.   
 
Individuals interested in starting a crowd-funding campaign can do so at http://give.blood.ca/DIY

What is your policy on administrative costs?

Canadian Blood Services will direct no more than 20% of financial donations to cover administrative costs.

What is your Charitable Registration and official name?

Our official legal name is Canadian Blood Services and our charitable registration number is 87015 7641 RR0001.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my gift?

As a registered charity, Canadian Blood Services issues charitable tax receipts for all eligible financial donations.

Where can I find your corporate reports including the annual report to financial donors?

Our corporate publications are available electronically or for download in PDF format here.

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