Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services board meeting open to the public


Friday, December 01, 2017
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News release
Members of the public are invited to attend in person, or view online.

Canadian Blood Services launches new tool to engage young donors


Monday, June 05, 2017
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News release
New chat bot a world’s first among national blood operators (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services, together with EY, have announced a world’s first among national blood operators by introducing a chat bot to engage donors on Facebook Messenger. This new tool is another innovative effort to engage

Graham Sher: Canadian Blood Services as a model for national pharmacare


Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Statement
National Post, Toronto ON — Imagine having to choose between putting food on the table or buying necessary medication. Research suggests this is the case for one in 10 Canadians who can’t afford to fill their prescriptions. Canada is the only country with universal health care that does not also

International marrow registries together reach 25 million donor milestone


Monday, March 23, 2015
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News release
Record number of potential marrow donors gives renewed hope to blood cancer patients Ottawa, ON— Canadian Blood Services’ stem cell registry called OneMatch is part of a network that now has a record number of people listed as potential stem cell donors. Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide (BMDW) brings

Agreement ratified between Canadian Blood Services and OPSEU


Friday, January 30, 2015
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News release
(Ottawa, ON) – Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce that support employees in Ontario, represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), have voted to ratify the agreement recently reached between the two parties. “We would like to thank our many partners, volunteers,

Let us reassure you, the Canadian blood system is safe


Tuesday, January 06, 2015
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Statement
At Canadian Blood Services, safety is and always will be our top priority. When our record on safety is challenged, as it was in a union-sponsored newspaper ad and YouTube video, we have an obligation to respond. Let us reassure you, the Canadian blood system is safe. While Canadian Blood Services

Open Letter to the Honourable Commissioner Judge Horace Krever (retired)


Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Op-Ed
On behalf of all of our employees at Canadian Blood Services, as well as the many donors, volunteers and countless individuals whose lives have been touched by Canada’s national blood system, it’s my privilege to offer you our collective thanks.

Expert guidance informs process for supporting grieving families


Monday, November 06, 2017
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News release
(OTTAWA) – First ever Canadian guidelines for pediatric deceased donation published