Stories from Canadian Blood Services

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Last week marked the five-year anniversary of partnerships we struck to collect umbilical cord blood units from expectant mothers delivering at one of four designated collection hospitals.

All new babies demand flexibility of their parents, but one newborn in Ottawa inspired his mother Eno Ituen to put a twist on an important cultural tradition.

This year alone, 86 blood donors will save Charles's life. Read his story and learn how financial donors are also helping patients like Charles who need ongoing support.

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.

Wyatt Lafontaine was diagnosed in June 2017 at only 10 months old with infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He spent several months at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario undergoing chemotherapy, with blood transfusions every second day.

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