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Learn what's new with us from our corporate news, announcements and featured interviews with donors, recipients, researchers and medical collaborators. Through the dedication and generosity of so many Canadians, we are often in a community near you, raising awareness and making connections that will serve patients today and for many tomorrows to come.  Our stories are your stories.  Our publications are your window into the work that we do.


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Newsroom

New discoveries, evolving technologies and increasing demands regularly affect our industry. Get the latest on what we're doing; our view of the impact of external factors on our systems and on patients; where research advances in transfusion and transplantation are headed; plus so much more.

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Research. Education. Discovery. Blog

A showcase for our work as well as the basic science behind what we do. Our research leads to improved everyday practices and ultimately, most importantly to better outcomes for patients. Prepare to be educated, entertained and excited about transfusion and transplantation science.

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Partner newsletters

Across the country hundreds of organizations, associations, companies and schools have joined the movement to give life through our Partner program.

Latest News

System progress data show continued improvement in deceased organ donation rates


Monday, January 28, 2019
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News release
In 2017, the generous gifts of 1,335 organ donors and 4,969 tissue donors and their families saved or improved the lives of thousands of Canadian patients. Canada has shown a sustained improvement in deceased organ donation, representing a remarkable increase of 51 per cent since 2008. The 2017 data

Canadian Blood Services and SCAN Health recognize students for their innovative solutions to achieve “vein-to-vein” traceability


Monday, January 14, 2019
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News release
OTTAWA, January 14, 2019 – Canadian Blood Services and SCAN Health are pleased to announce the winning teams of the annual SCAN Health Virtual Business Case Competition 2018/19. Exceptional thinking and innovative solutions were brought forward by teams of undergraduate and graduate students from

Today’s blood system: no longer unsafe or “Unspeakable”


Wednesday, January 09, 2019
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Op-Ed
By Dr. Graham Sher It happened over 20 years ago, before Canadian Blood Services opened its doors, but it is not at all something we shouldn’t speak about. Just the opposite: it’s a story that bears retelling, and one that requires context. While Canadian Blood Services was not involved in the
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