Stories: Canadian Blood Services

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Convalescent plasma and women

April 28, 2020
Why we’re asking women to register, even though they can’t donate yet
Inspiration

The need goes on #14: One girl’s mission to save her brother

April 23, 2020
Abby Acosta-Pickering wasn’t supposed to be her brother’s stem cell donor, but then the pandemic happened.
Inspiration

The need goes on #13: 4,400 units over a lifetime – and counting

April 20, 2020
Josie Sirna has received roughly 4,400 units of red blood cells in her lifetime. She currently needs 117 units every year just to live a normal life.
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#TogetherApart to give blood in St. John’s

April 7, 2020
Members of the Muslim community in Newfoundland and Labrador are supporting Canada’s Lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic
Inspiration
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New eligibility requirements for donors in response to COVID-19

March 30, 2020
Criteria took effect March 29 and more updates will likely follow during the pandemic as our knowledge of the virus evolves.
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Health-care workers helping to prevent blood shortages

March 23, 2020
Doctors bracing for the impact of COVID-19 are finding time to give blood and encourage others to do the same.
Inspiration

Giving blood during the holidays? This young recipient thanks you

December 23, 2019
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.
Inspiration

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

December 20, 2019
Adam Schmidt has a message for those on the fence about donating blood: don’t fear the first time.
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Blood in war zones: Canada’s contributions and ongoing support for soldiers who need transfusions

December 8, 2019
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Beckett, MD is the chief of general surgery and trauma advisor to the Surgeon General of Canada.