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First COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donor


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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News release
Canadian Blood Services begins collecting plasma donations from people who have recovered from COVID-19 as part of Canada’s CONCOR Trial APRIL 29, 2020 (VANCOUVER) – Canadian Blood Services is proud to be part of CONCOR, a national clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19

Nova Scotia tragedy


Monday, April 20, 2020
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Statement
Our deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of those who lost their lives during yesterday’s tragic events and we thank the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and first responders. To honour the lives of those lost, Canadian Blood Services’ flags are at half-mast. Undoubtedly, communities in

COVID-19 convalescent plasma for patients


Thursday, April 02, 2020
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News release
Canadian Blood Services to participate in national clinical trial

Suspension of cord blood collections in response to COVID-19 pandemic


Monday, March 16, 2020
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News release
Following new recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as increasing hospital restrictions and resource availability, Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank collections will temporarily suspend its collections at 11 p.m. this evening (March 16, 2020) for an indefinite period to contribute to the collective efforts in limiting the spread of COVID-19.

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


Friday, March 13, 2020
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News release
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.

Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation – System Progress Report 2018


Monday, March 02, 2020
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News release
Canadian Blood Services is pleased to deliver its latest System Progress Report for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation (OTDT).

Celebration events mark fifth anniversary of cord blood partnerships


Friday, February 07, 2020
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Feature story
Last week marked the five-year anniversary of partnerships we struck to collect umbilical cord blood units from expectant mothers delivering at one of four designated collection hospitals. To honour the occasion, Canadian Blood Services stem cell leaders joined staff and supporters of Canadian Blood

Adapting traditions to help save lives


Saturday, February 01, 2020
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Feature story
Image All new babies demand flexibility of their parents, but one newborn in Ottawa inspired his mother Eno Ituen to put a twist on an important cultural tradition. In Eno’s home country of Nigeria, generations of parents have buried the placentas of their newborns next to the seeds of trees and

2019 Novel Coronavirus


Friday, January 31, 2020
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Statement
On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the 2019 novel coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. Canadian Blood Services continues to closely monitor clinical and scientific developments around the 2019 novel coronavirus. As of Jan. 30, 2020, the virus is known