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Your financial gifts save lives.
"You are helping to keep me alive."
- Charles, blood recipient
Mackenzie found her lifesaving match.
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Financial gifts save lives too
Did you know? Canadian Blood Services is a registered charity that accepts financial donations. When you make a gift, you are joining the community of financial, blood, stem cell and organ and tissue donors who are at the heart of all we do. Your financial donation will help patients by strengthening lifesaving programs and initiatives in four focus areas:
Each year, 100,000 new blood donors are needed to meet demand. Donations to the blood focus area fund programs that help retain blood donors by providing them with an improved donor experience. Clinic enhancement may include improved collection technology to maximize the gift of each donor, or modernizing clinics to make donating a more pleasant experience.
Organs and Tissues
Just one organ donor can save up to eight lives and tissue and eye donors can improve the lives of up to 75 more. Donations in support of this focus area fund programs and initiatives that educate and raise awareness around the need for more lifesaving organ and tissue donors.
Research and Innovation
Canadian Blood Services drives world-class innovation in blood transfusion, cellular therapy and transplantation research. Donations in support of this focus area fund research projects that help us continue to be a global leader in this healthcare environment, addressing emerging issues and framing best practices.
There are hundreds of patients in Canada waiting for a match but only 1 in 2 find a match. Donations made in support of this focus area help increase registrants to the adult stem cell registry and continue to build Canadian Blood Services' Cord Blood Bank through the education and recruitment of new moms.
Canadian Blood Services is excited to announce our participation as a charity partner for the Mississauga Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge, taking place from May 4-6. Help us reach our fundraising goal and you'll fund programs in four areas: blood, stem cells, organs and tissues and research and innovation.
This month, Larry Till made his 100th blood donation at his local blood collection centre in Toronto, surrounded by his favourite staff and sporting his lucky socks.
Your Gifts at Work
Abby is seven years old and for the next 18 months, she'll receive treatment for precursor B lymphoblastic lymphoma, a type of cancer. Read her story from her dad Drew's perspective and see how financial donors and blood transfusions are part of her story.