Blood donations

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.

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.

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

Urgent need for blood donors before Labour Day


Monday, August 13, 2018
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News release
More than 22,000 donors needed across Canada by August 26

Donate now: urgent need for blood across Canada continues


Monday, March 05, 2018
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News release
Approximately 10,000 donations needed this week

Blood donors urgently needed to meet patient needs leading up to spring break


Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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News release
Urgent call for 35,000 people across Canada to donate blood by March 10

Donors across Canada needed to fill 25,000 appointments before Labour Day


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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News release
Somewhere in Canada, a patient needs a blood transfusion every 60 seconds (OTTAWA) – When the call for help goes out to Canadians, they respond. Canadian Blood Services saw that well-known Canadian value come to life earlier this summer as it worked to rebuild what was then a precarious inventory of

Canadian generosity in full display at Canadian Blood Services clinics


Tuesday, July 04, 2017
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News release
Patient care takes no summer vacation; the need for blood remains (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is extending thanks to Canadian residents for the tremendous response to its urgent call for 60,000 donors by July 1. However, the need for blood remains. The national blood inventory is improving
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