The National Inventory

  • TYPE O HAS ENTERED THE RED ZONE!

    Type O blood is always in high demand because it is the most common and many recipients need it. Book today!

    Select your blood type in the graph to learn more.
  • Type O+

    You have O+ blood which is always in very high demand.

    That’s because it’s the most common blood type in Canada, 39% of Canadians share your blood type. Plus, your red blood cells can also be given to any patient with a positive Rh blood type, which means it’s often used in emergency situations.

    As an O+, you have an amazing power, the power to Give Life.

    When the Inventory for O+ is below 8 days, O+ is especially needed.

  • Type O-

    You have O- blood which is always in very high demand. Only 7% of the population in Canada has the same blood type but 100% of the population can use it!

    Your red blood cells are compatible with all other blood types. So it’s used in the most critical emergency situations: from newborns to trauma patients. You have the power to Give Life to every Canadian.

    When the Inventory for O- is below 8 days, O- is especially needed.

  • Type A+

    You have A+ blood, 36% of all Canadians share your type.

    Patients who are A+ as well as AB+ can receive your red blood cells. The most powerful part of A+ blood can be found in the platelets. When you donate whole blood your platelets are used to Give Life.

    When the Inventory for A+ is below 8 days, A+ is needed.

  • Type A-

    You have A- blood; only 6% of all Canadians share your blood type.

    The most powerful part of A- blood can be found in the red blood cells, they can be given to patients with A-, A+, AB- and AB+ blood types – which is almost half of all Canadians! You have the power to give life to 1 in every 2 people you meet. That’s why there’s always a need for your donations.

    When the Inventory for A- is below 8 days, A- is especially needed.

  • Type B+

    You have B+ blood, 7.6% of all Canadians share your blood type.

    Your red blood cells can be given to B Positive and AB Positive patients. You have the power to Give Life.

    When the Inventory is over 10 days, B+ is needed less. When the Inventory for B+ is below 8 days, B+ is especially needed.

  • Type B-

    You have B- blood and it’s one of the rarest blood types in Canada it holds tremendous power – only 1.4% of all Canadians share your blood type.

    Your red blood cells can be used to help patients with B-, B+, AB- and AB+ blood types – nearly 12% of the population. That’s why there’s always a need for your donations.

    When the Inventory for B- is below 8 days, B- is especially needed.

  • Type AB+

    You have AB+ blood, 2.5% of all Canadians share your blood type. Here’s something interesting, AB+ patients you can receive red blood cells from donors with any blood type.

    Donors who are AB+ are called the universal plasma donor because this component can be transfused into any patient, regardless of the recipient’s blood type. There is power to Give Life in your plasma.

    When the Inventory is over 10 days, AB+ is needed less. When the Inventory for AB+ is below 8 days, AB+ is especially needed.

  • Type AB-

    You have AB- blood, 0.5% of all Canadians share your blood type. And here’s an interesting fact: you can receive red blood cells from donors with any other Rh negative blood type.

    Donors who are AB- are the universal platelet and plasma donor because these components can be transfused into any patient.

    When the Inventory for AB- is below 8 days, AB- is especially needed.

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Gabe
Gabe’s journey started February 7th, 2010 when we discovered that he had leukemia… and our world dropped. We were told that he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia and that we were lucky that it was an early onset, so they started him on chemotherapy the very day we got there. He needed 8 transfusions in one week. If I were to be able to pass on a message to people out there, it is to know that you could save a two years old’s life… you could save someone’s life.
-- Jeannine (Gabe’s Mom)
Madison
Madison was born on March 13th, 2008 with congenital heart disease. At the age of 2 months Madison was admitted to hospital after a routine cardiology check-up to undergo a cardiac catheter procedure. Three weeks later at the age of 3 months, she was admitted to undergo an operation to insert a shunt during which she received her blood first transfusion. It is extremely important to our family that we give back as much as we possibly can and in any manner that proves to be most beneficial.
-- Natalie (Madison’s Mom)
Deborah & Aiden
Aiden’s mom, Deborah, never dreamed that her son would be diagnosed with Acute Leukemia at only 5 years old. From Kelowna General Hospital, Aiden had to be air lifted to B.C. Children’s Hospital and immediately began chemotherapy treatment. Aiden also received dozens of blood products over that next year. They hope that donors will continue to be there to provide the necessary treatments for his recovery.
Laura
Francine’s daughter, Laura, was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia at 14 years old. She began receiving regular blood and platelet transfusions until Laura was able to find a stem cell match to become free of the rare blood disorder. “The news was an absolute shock to us. My husband, Syd, and I had been blood donors in the past, but this was the first time that we really realized that such a simple act can really mean the difference between life and death. We experienced firsthand the life-saving gift of blood donation.”
-- Francine (Laura’s Mom)
Jade
A week after her daughter Leelou was born, Jade experienced life-threatening postpartum hemorrhaging and required dozens of units of blood and blood products to keep her alive. “It saved my life. I know without a doubt that had it not been for the blood given to me that night, I would not be here today. I am so incredibly grateful and lucky to have come out of this experience with my full health and a bright future ahead of me.”
-- Jade