Canadian Blood Services

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Plasma
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Plasma
for Life

For many, plasma is the only treatment.

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Organs & Tissues
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Organs & Tissues
for Life

More than 4,000 people in Canada are waiting for an organ transplant.

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Wai Yin

Blood recipient

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Sabrina

Plasma recipient

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Tom

Stem cell recipient

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Kathleen

Organ recipient

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Canadian Blood Services teams up with Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada to support soldiers in the field


07/10/2024
  |  
News release
When a soldier is seriously wounded in battle, they typically need to be treated early with blood and plasma to improve their likelihood of survival, but because of the way our blood components are currently formulated they cannot always be delivered quickly in the field.

Everything you need to know about donating plasma: A guide for first-timers


Looking to book that first appointment? Great! We’re here for your questions (including ‘what the heck is plasma?’).

Rapid growth in the demand for blood products could cause national supply to dwindle


06/26/2024
  |  
News release
New donors needed now to ensure hospitals remain stocked with life-essentials for patients this weekend and throughout the summer

How students can save lives while competing for scholarships this summer


With the Assignment Saving Lives Scholarship Program, recruit donors to win up to $6500 toward your 2024-2025 tuition 

‘Every time I see a bag of blood, I see a person behind it’


Wai Yin Mok is grateful to each and every blood donor helping her survive and thrive with a mysterious illness

National blood inventory

We manage the national supply of blood products for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). Many variables can impact our inventory such as weather, holidays or tragic events. Below is an overview of our inventory levels across all blood types. 

 

  • Good supply
    24
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB positive

  • Good supply
    12
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB negative

  • Good supply
    8
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A positive

  • Good supply
    6
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A negative

  • Good supply
    8
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B positive

  • Good supply
    4
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B negative

  • Good supply
    5
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O positive

  • Good supply
    4
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O negative