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Extraordinary story of Dr. Shelly Sarwal to premiere at 2019 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival


Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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News release
August 14, 2019 – Her Last Project, a film that chronicles a remarkable woman’s end-of-life journey, to premiere Sept. 13 as part of the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival’s documentary program. This extraordinary documentary follows Dr. Shelly Sarwal’s story of taking control of her destiny and leaving a lasting legacy.

Securing Canada’s plasma supply


Tuesday, August 06, 2019
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News release
August 6, 2019: With the support of funding governments, Canadian Blood Services plans to increase source plasma collection with dedicated proof-of-concept sites in Sudbury, ON; Lethbridge, AB; and Kelowna, B.C.

A Q&A with medical director Dr. David Allan


Monday, July 22, 2019
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Statement
On May 15, Health Canada published a policy position paper warning Canadian patients of the risks associated with autologous cell therapy products. Health Canada also directed clinics that offer unproven, potentially unsafe treatments to stop offering these services immediately. Canadian Blood

Vinesha


Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Philanthropy news
It all started with a sharp pain in Vinesha Ramasamy’s left knee. An x-ray revealed a mass. As her oncologist put it, it was “the worst case of high-grade osteosarcoma” he’d ever seen. At 15 years old she was diagnosed with bone cancer.

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