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  • Give life to someone like Aden

    Book your blood donation now

  • Rachelle & Levi

    Together thanks to the power of blood donors

  • Teresa

    She is here today because someone gave life by donating blood

Need Help or want to give your feedback?

Whether you’re having trouble with your account, or would like to make a suggestion, Canadian Blood Services offers you quick and convenient options to troubleshoot or get in touch. Contact us via live chat, consult our FAQ, send an email feedback@blood.ca, or give us a call at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO GIVE LIFE.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT BY GIVING BLOOD TODAY.

Half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who will need blood at some point in their lives. Yet only four percent of Canadians donate. Our job is to change that. At Canadian Blood Services, we’re responsible for recruiting and collecting blood, plasma, and platelets at 36 permanent collection sites and more than 14,000 donor clinics every year.

WHY SHOULD I DONATE BLOOD?

When you donate blood, you’re using your power to Give Life. It’s that simple. Your donation can treat cancer patients, bring a car crash victim through surgery, even help a transplant patient’s new heart beat for the first time. Now that’s truly powerful.

THE NEED FOR BLOOD IS CONSTANT.
AND EVERY DONATION COUNTS.

Some quick facts about blood:

  • Every person’s body contains about five litres of blood (or 10.5 pints)
  • There are approximately 450 ml of blood in one unit collected
  • About 100,000 new donors are needed every year to meet demand
  • Canadians are some of the most loyal donors in the world, donating more than two times per year on average
  • It can take up to 50 units of blood to save a single car crash victim
  • It can take eight units a week to help someone battling leukemia
  • All it takes is one donation to Give Life

Right now, somewhere in Canada, someone needs a blood transfusion to survive. You have the power to give them life.

CAN I DONATE?

Find out by taking our eligibility quiz as a first step.

 
Partners for Life

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.

Join the Partners for Life program.

One person’s blood donation can Give Life to a father. A sister. A child. Imagine how many lives can be touched if your entire organization made the commitment to give. Partners for Life gives teams within Canadian companies, government agencies, community groups, schools, service clubs, faith organizations and more the opportunity to show their commitment to Giving Life by donating blood, platelets and plasma.

LOOKING FOR A REASON TO DONATE?

Take inspiration from these stories of real Canadians whose lives have been changed by blood donation: