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we can all be the reason – the connection – that keeps Canadians living.

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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
    11
    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
    10
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A positive

  • Good supply
    4
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A negative

  • Good supply
    6
    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
    9
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O positive

  • Good supply
    3
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O negative

Am I eligible to donate blood?

Am I eligible to donate blood?

Take our two-minute eligibility quiz to find out if you can donate blood. Learn more about our eligibility criteria by visiting our ABCs of eligibility page. 

Latest News

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  |  
News release
August 21, 2019 (TORONTO) – A treatment now used to fight two diseases might have the potential to help patients with other conditions, too, according to new research funded by Canadian Blood Services. The new publication, “Treating murine inflammatory diseases with an anti-erythrocyte antibody,”

Stem cell and cord blood donations can save countless lives


Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  |  
Op-Ed
Six-year-old Hillary McKibbin dreams of becoming a rock star one day, but first she must fight a rare blood disorder. Thanks to her mother’s recent #StartWithHillary campaign to find a stem cell donor to save her daughter’s life, hundreds of Ottawans have joined Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell

Extraordinary story of Dr. Shelly Sarwal to premiere at 2019 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival


Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  |  
News release
August 14, 2019 – Her Last Project, a film that chronicles a remarkable woman’s end-of-life journey, to premiere Sept. 13 as part of the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival’s documentary program. This extraordinary documentary follows Dr. Shelly Sarwal’s story of taking control of her destiny and leaving a lasting legacy.