Reasons to join Canada’s Lifeline

Blood, plasma, platelets, stem cells, organs and tissues are a critical part of everyday medical care including major surgeries, medical procedures, cancer treatments and managing diseases.

You could be helping a child being treated for cancer, a mother who has just given birth, or a father about to have heart surgery. Every donation you make matters. It matters to every patient and their loved ones across Canada.

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Reason 040

Patients undergoing heart surgery may need up to five units of blood.

Organs & Tissues
Blood
Reason 041

Crash victims need up to 50 units of blood to survive.

Blood
Reason 042

Donate for the snacks.

Blood
Reason 043

Because someone asked.

Plasma
Blood
Reason 044

Financial donations help recruit more blood donors to help patients in need.

Financial
Reason 045

There is a fast-growing need for lifesaving plasma products.

Plasma
Reason 046

Plasma protein products are essential to patients managing diseases and disorders like hemophilia, cancer and more.

Plasma
Reason 047

To honour the lives of those we’ve lost.

Blood
Plasma
Reason 050

You have a shot at helping to save a life.

Blood
Stem Cells
Reason 051

Less than 4% of eligible donors sustain our national blood system.

Blood
Reason 052

Our partners make a difference, accomplish team goals and inspire others to donate.

Partner
Reason 053

75% of patients in need of a stem cell transplant rely on strangers to help save their life.

Stem Cells