Canadian Blood Services

Discover how you can make all the difference.

Gymnast who received blood in red sparkly leotard

Blood
for Life

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Blood
for Life

You can save lives and change many more.

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Plasma recipient who is deaf using sign language

Plasma
for Life

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Plasma
for Life

For many, plasma is the only treatment.

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Stem Cells
for Life

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Stem Cells
for Life

You may be someone's lifesaving match.

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Organs & Tissues
for Life

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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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Lee

Blood recipient | Future Olympian

Your donation could go on to captivate a country.

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Christina

Plasma recipient | Sign language teacher

Your donation could go on to fuel the future.

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Tom

Stem cell recipient | Role model

Your donation could go on to be the best dad.

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Mary

Organ recipient | Storyteller

Your donation could go on to support cultures to thrive.

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Make All The Difference

The greatest human connection is made when we give to each other. Whether it’s time, knowledge, expertise, or a lifesaving donation. These connections are what make us Canada’s Lifeline.

Join us. You won’t just make a difference, you’ll make all the difference.

Stem cell donor and recipient celebrate their remarkable 20-year bond


In 2002, Dave Charlebois’s stem cells saved the life of Sarah Byrne. She was just one year old at the time.

Blueprint for greater security of immunoglobulins for patients in Canada


09/07/2022
  |  
News release
Sept. 7, 2022 (OTTAWA) – In response to an ongoing global shortage of immunoglobulins and risks to cross-border supply chains made further evident by the pandemic, Canadian Blood Services is announcing a blueprint for action to ensure patients in Canada continue to have long-term access to these lifesaving therapies.

Canadian stem cell donor saves American infant’s life


Just a few months after birth, Austin Mares received lifesaving stem cells to treat a rare disease

To this survivor of a drive-by shooting, blood donors are heroes


Brandon Peacock was on his way for a haircut when he was hit by three bullets intended for another target

O-positive blood donors helped this newborn survive


Cleo Maxwell received a lifesaving blood transfusion after losing half her blood volume during pregnancy

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
    19
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB positive

  • Good supply
    10
    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
    5
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A negative

  • Good supply
    10
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B positive

  • Good supply
    6
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B negative

  • Good supply
    7
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O positive

  • Good supply
    5
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O negative