Canadian Blood Services

His first blood donation was in 1950. He’s now at 270, and counting


07/30/2021
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Elmer Cantelo still donates blood regularly at age 87, and recalls the episode that got him started

Art auction supports patients and honours remarkable creative spirit


07/30/2021
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Ayako Ellen Anderson’s family is auctioning art in support of Canadian Blood Services. You can help.

Young cord blood heroes bring hope to patients


07/28/2021
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After each of her three boys was born, Lynn Bates donated their umbilical cord blood

How donated umbilical cord blood saved the life of another newborn


07/21/2021
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Justin Lau had a stem cell transplant with cord blood stem cells when he was just a few weeks old

A grateful recipient shares why plasma is important


07/20/2021
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After decades of chronic illness, Nadine Law celebrated a milestone birthday thanks to plasma donors

One country, one strategy: how harmonizing Canada’s vaccination approach could better prepare us for the next pandemic


07/19/2021
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News release
To prepare for the next pandemic and provide a coordinated approach to vaccination across the country, Canada should create Canadian Immunization Services based on the Canadian Blood Services model, authors propose in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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
    13
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB positive

  • Good supply
    13
    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
    7
    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
    7
    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
    5
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O negative