News and Events

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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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

Blood donors needed to help patients this holiday season

Monday, December 17, 2018
News release
DEC. 17, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services has called for more than 30,000 blood donors across the country to book and keep their appointments from Dec. 17 to Jan. 6, 2019 to ensure blood and blood products are available to help patients this holiday season. Canadian Blood Services is

Canadian Blood Services board meeting open to the public

Tuesday, December 04, 2018
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(OTTAWA) On December 6, Canadian Blood Services will open its doors physically and virtually, by live streaming its open board meeting at , and inviting the public to attend in person at the organization’s head office in Ottawa, ON. Twice each year, members of the public are invited to

MSM Research Grant Program awards new funds to research projects exploring blood donor eligibility

Monday, December 03, 2018
News release
DECEMBER 3, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce that four additional projects will be funded as part of a second round of support available through the MSM Research Grant Program. In this unique program, which is expected to help evolve the current eligibility criteria for
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