Your gifts at work

Roshlind is living proof that your financial donations make a difference.

When she was diagnosed at just 16 years old with – not one – but two rare and life-threatening blood diseases, she relied on more than 80 blood transfusions and a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor to save her life.

Roshlind is just one example of the thousands of patients who rely on Canada’s Lifeline everyday. Your financial gift will help us continue to save and transform lives by strengthening our national programs for blood, stem cells, organs and tissues, and fueling research and innovation initiatives. With your help, we can connect patients with the life essentials they need, where and when they need them.

With the stress of exams and the excitement of the upcoming holiday season hanging in the air, 20-year old Crystal Nguyen sits behind a small booth in the middle of her college campus, while her fellow students buzz by.
Cameron Family

Sharon Bulger can still remember the feeling of the air being completely sucked out of her lungs, when she learned her eight-year-old son Cameron had brain cancer.

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. 

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. 

Cellules souches
Stem Cells

Every year, hundreds of patients across Canada need lifesaving stem cell transplants – and most must rely on the generosity of an unrelated donor. Your financial gifts help make more matches, faster, by supporting the recruitment of new volunteer donors from diverse backgrounds to Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry and Cord Blood Bank.

Organes et tissus
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.  

Recherche et innovation
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, 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 as well.

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.