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From donors to recipients and all the people that bring them together,
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
    10
    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
    10
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A positive

  • Good supply
    6
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A negative

  • Good supply
    9
    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

  • Low supply!
    2
    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

Stem cell donors give new lease on life to blood cancer patients


Saturday, September 21, 2019
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Feature story
Blood cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the world with hundreds of Canadians requiring a donor for a stem cell transplant each year. Only a fourth of patients in need of blood stem cell donation will find a donor within their family – the rest will rely on a complete stranger to

Stem cell donors could be someone’s hope for life


Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Feature story
Every year, hundreds of Canadian patients need life-saving stem cell transplants, and most rely on the generosity of an unrelated donor. Found primarily in umbilical cord blood, peripheral circulating blood, and bone marrow; blood-forming stem cells are used to treat more than 80 diseases and

Changes in blood donation process will enhance donor experience


Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Statement
As we are constantly seeking new ways to enhance donors’ experience, we recently introduced changes to our blood donation process to reduce blood donor screening and rest time for repeat donors, resulting in a shorter donation time without impacting the safety of the donor. Recent studies and

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