Blood
for Life

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Canadian Blood Services - Symbol

 

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Donating platelets


Learn about the donation process, how platelets works, platelet matching, how to become a platelets donor and more. 

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Recognition program


Learn about how we recognize and acknowledge donors, volunteers and partners, including our annual Honouring our Life Blood event.

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Blood safety


Safety is our priority. Learn about donor screening, testing, safety, blood storage, monitoring and more.

The national 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
    14
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB positive

  • Good supply
    7
    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
    12
    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
    9
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O positive

  • Good supply
    3
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O negative

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