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Giving blood during the holidays? This young recipient thanks you


Monday, December 23, 2019
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Three-year-old Wyatt Lafontaine will thank blood donors in person on Christmas Eve in Ottawa.

Hockey Gives Blood scores for patients with assists by NHL and player ambassadors


Friday, December 20, 2019
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A non-profit that promotes blood and stem cell donation in the hockey community is getting new support from the NHL as well as player ambassadors in other leagues.

Because ‘Schmidt happens’: Windsor family celebrates holiday by giving blood together


Friday, December 20, 2019
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Adam Schmidt has a message for those on the fence about donating blood: don’t fear the first time.

Make saving a life your greatest gift this holiday season


Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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Crystal Nguyen is among thousands of Canadians who have needed blood for lifesaving care during the holidays. That’s why she encourages Canadians to support Canada’s Lifeline and book and honour their appointments to meet patient needs.

Canadian Blood Services invites public to open board meeting Dec. 6


Thursday, December 05, 2019
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WHAT: 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 in Ottawa. Members of the public are invited to participate in open board meetings twice each year to hear about the

Young Canadian Blood Services volunteer honoured with national awards


Thursday, December 05, 2019
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Hassan Nawab is only 21 years old, but his record of volunteer service would be impressive for someone twice his age.

Don’t wait to be affected to give back, says two-time leukemia survivor and blood, platelet and cord blood recipient


Tuesday, December 03, 2019
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Philanthropy news
With the stress of exams and the excitement of the upcoming holiday season hanging in the air, 20-year old Crystal Nguyen sits behind a small booth in the middle of her college campus, while her fellow students buzz by. Most rush past the bright red table without stopping as they try to make it on

‘Paying it forward’ through cord blood donation


Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Philanthropy news
Image Like most parents, Jessica vowed she would do everything and anything she could to keep her new baby happy and healthy, once she entered the world. One critical thing she knew she could do was donate her baby’s cord blood. Because Jessica is Caucasian and her 9-month-old daughter Abigail is of

Blood in war zones: Canada’s contributions and ongoing support for soldiers who need transfusions


Friday, November 08, 2019
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Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Beckett, MD is the chief of general surgery and trauma advisor to the Surgeon General of Canada.