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Due to the large volume of media enquiries we receive, we are not able to help students with research or other projects. Our annual reports provide comprehensive corporate information about our work in blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues.

Latest News

System progress data show continued improvement in deceased organ donation rates

Monday, January 28, 2019
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
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
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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