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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

Blood donors encouraged to keep appointments to help patients this holiday season


Thursday, December 27, 2018
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News release
DEC. 27, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is asking donors to keep their appointments to give blood during the holidays to help ensure blood and blood products are available for those in need. On Dec. 17, Canada’s lifeline called for more than 30,000 donors across Canada to book and keep

Blood donors needed to help patients this holiday season


Monday, December 17, 2018
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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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News release
(OTTAWA) On December 6, Canadian Blood Services will open its doors physically and virtually, by live streaming its open board meeting at blood.ca , 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
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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

Together, we are Canada’s lifeline


Friday, September 28, 2018
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News release
Canadian Blood Services is proud to initiate a new chapter in its story with the unveiling of a renewed brand and expanded commitment to Canadian patients in commemoration of its 20-year anniversary.

Media Advisory: Infinite connections over 20 years


Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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News release
Canadian voices come together to mark milestone anniversary and set tone for next chapter in Canadian Blood Services story WHAT: Corporate broadcast to recognize the infinite number of connections needed to sustain Canada’s lifeline, today and into the future WHO: Hosted by Dr. Graham Sher (CEO,
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