Our latest updates

The need goes on #6: Fighting childhood leukemia


03/25/2020
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Ty Armatage could need blood products at any time, including during the COVID-19 pandemic

The need goes on #5: Stepping up for a child with a special need


03/24/2020
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Special plasma eye drops for a child with a rare condition

It’s safe to donate blood during COVID-19, and critical for patients


03/14/2020
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We urge all donors to book and keep their appointments to prevent shortages Canadian Blood Services is concerned by a recent spike in appointment cancellations in several cities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the organization responsible for the national blood system outside Quebec, we are

Health-care workers helping to prevent blood shortages


03/23/2020
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Doctors bracing for the impact of COVID-19 are finding time to give blood and encourage others to do the same

Suspension of group swabbing events in response to COVID-19 pandemic


03/13/2020
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Effective immediately, Canadian Blood Services is suspending all buccal swabbing events across the country and encouraging the public to register online to get their swab kit delivered in the mail.

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
    14
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB negative

  • Good supply
    12
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A positive

  • Good supply
    8
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A negative

  • Good supply
    11
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B positive

  • Good supply
    5
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B negative

  • Good supply
    12
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O positive

  • Good supply
    6
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O negative