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Canadian Blood Services board meeting open to the public


Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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News release
On June 20, 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 Toronto.

Share your reasons campaign boosts National Blood Donor Week, June 10-16


Monday, June 10, 2019
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News release
To support National Blood Donor Week, June 10 to 16, Canadian Blood Services is launching a new online tool (blood.ca/reasons) for anyone whose life has been changed by blood products to share their reason(s) for joining Canada’s Lifeline and help patients.

The many reasons blood donors should not be taken for granted


Monday, June 10, 2019
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Op-Ed
When I was Deputy Minister of the Environment I told my staff I wanted to be taken for granted. In this role, and my other responsibilities in the Canadian Public Service, I always tried to serve the public and make Canada a better place. But I was happy to be a faceless bureaucrat, out of the limelight—known by my colleagues in government and on the Hill, but not by Canadians at large —to be taken for granted.

Organ and tissue donation by those who choose medical assistance in dying: navigating this emerging area


Monday, June 03, 2019
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News release
A new publication in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to help health care teams navigate clinical issues surrounding organ and tissue donation by patients who choose to donate after medical assistance in dying (MAID) or withdrawal of life-sustaining measures.

More reasons than ever to join Canada’s Lifeline


Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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News release
Donors play vital role in meeting the needs of patients every day MAY 15, 2019 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is launching a new national multi-media campaign it hopes will give Canadians many new and compelling reasons to support patients and help save lives. The ‘Reasons’ campaign urges

Blood donation waiting period for men who have sex with men reduced to three months


Wednesday, May 08, 2019
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News release
Health Canada has approved Canadian Blood Services’ request to reduce the blood donation waiting period for men who have sex with men from one year to three months.

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.