Stories: Canadian Blood Services

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Celebration events mark fifth anniversary of cord blood partnerships

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.
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Adapting traditions to help save lives

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.
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100 transfusions and counting: Why Canadians like Charles will need blood for life

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.
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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

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.
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Giving blood during the holidays? This young recipient thanks you

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

Adam Schmidt has a message for those on the fence about donating blood: don’t fear the first time.
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Hockey Gives Blood scores for patients with assists by NHL and player ambassadors

The Ottawa Senators recently hosted the first NHL game night event for Hockey Gives Blood, a dedicated group of former hockey players who began supporting Canada’s Lifeline in 2018.
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Young Canadian Blood Services volunteer honoured with national awards

Hassan Nawab is only 21 years old, but his record of volunteer service would be impressive for someone twice his age.
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‘Paying it forward’ through cord blood donation

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.
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Toronto Jeopardy! winner demonstrates the power of infinite connections through platelet donation

Canada’s newest Jeopardy! champion is a Toronto man who was recently honoured by Canadian Blood Services for his 100th donation of platelets.