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Health Canada provides support to Canadian Blood Services to further improve organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Canada


Monday, April 08, 2019
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News release
One organ and tissue donor can benefit more than 75 people and save up to eight lives. With more than 4,400 people in Canada waiting for a transplant right now and only a fraction of Canadians registered as donors, the need is critical.

The power of a single conversation


Saturday, April 06, 2019
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Op-Ed
"Countless lives will be saved because of that one conversation Logan had with his family," writes Dr. Graham Sher. On Green Shirt Day, we urge you to honour the legacy of this young man by registering as a donor in your province and having the conversation with your loved ones.

New name, same registry


Tuesday, April 02, 2019
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News release
What was previously called the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network will be known from now on as Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry. Effective as of April 2019, the transition to a new name will take place over a 1-year period.

Keeping the promise: our new strategic plan


Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Statement
MARCH 28, 2019 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce the launch of our new strategic plan, Keeping the Promise, 2019–2024 . It addresses emerging priorities in health care, while ensuring that Canadian Blood Services remains responsive, relevant and, above all, focused on

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life support NextGen Lifeline youth recruitment program to help save lives


Thursday, March 07, 2019
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News release
MAR. 7, 2019 (WINNIPEG) – Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have joined Canadian Blood Services as Founding Sponsor of the NextGen Lifeline youth recruitment program. This program is designed to engage Canada’s youth and make vital connections with the goal to help every patient, match

Amelia


Monday, March 04, 2019
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Impact stories
Like many people, Veronica Vardy never really thought about the blood supply. It wasn’t until she was sitting by her daughter’s side, watching the blood from a stranger drip life back into her tiny body, that it hit her.

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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