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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

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.

A milestone birthday for Jack


Philanthropy news
Earlier this month, Jack Uger celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by nearly 100 of his closest family and friends. Learn how his family and friends rallied together in support of Canadian Blood Services.

It’s a match! An update from Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank


Philanthropy news
After successfully reaching the goal of $12.5 million in financial donations, Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank is fully operational, with five collection hospitals across Canada, and holds some of the world’s highest quality, ethnically diverse cord blood units.

Canadian Blood Services named a top health charity of the year


Philanthropy news
Canadian Blood Services is proud to be named by the Financial Post as one of the most accountable, transparent charities in the country.

Pedal for the bevel


Philanthropy news
For Josiah Ng and Aaron Tsui, cycling is a way to keep their bodies healthy and a means to contribute to a greener world. Earlier this month however, their love of cycling took on a new spin as the two Vancouverites embarked on a journey from Vancouver to Seattle — an incredible 250 kilometre and an

Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank has officially launched


Philanthropy news
Expectant mothers who give birth at one of our partnering hospitals are helping to build an ethnically diverse stem cell bank in Canada by donating their baby’s cord blood.

Loyal blood donor shows there are many ways to give.


Philanthropy news
This month, Larry Till made his 100th blood donation at his local blood collection centre in Toronto, surrounded by his favourite staff and sporting his lucky socks. Meanwhile, the counter on his DIY fundraising page climbed higher and higher, finally reaching 100% of his goal to save lives through