National Blood Donor Week

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.

Global campaign during 10th annual National Blood Donor Week highlights need for blood


Monday, June 11, 2018
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News release
44,000 blood donors needed across the country by Canada Day (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is getting ready to support patients this summer and is inviting Canadians to participate in the international Missing Type campaign from June 11 to 17. The Missing Type campaign is taking place during

Critical need for blood donations in June


Monday, June 12, 2017
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News release
Low blood inventory could cause issues for Canadian patients (OTTAWA) – National Blood Donor Week is typically a time to celebrate donors across the country. This year, however, Canadian Blood Services is focused on a critical need for blood donations and is urging Canadians to make an appointment

To give life, become a blood donor


Monday, June 13, 2016
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News release
National Blood Donor Week reminds us we each have a blood type to give (OTTAWA) – To mark National Blood Donor Week, Canadian Blood Services is celebrating blood donors from across the country who make a lifesaving difference to patients in need. Without the generosity of donors, patients would not

Donors asked to share more to celebrate National Blood Donor Week


Monday, June 08, 2015
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News release
Events across the country to recognize donors and inspire more Canadians to donate Ottawa – Canadian Blood Services is thanking its 420,000 blood donors during National Blood Donor Week from June 8 to 14, and inviting them to share their reasons for rolling up their sleeves to help inspire other

Canadian Blood Services Issues Rallying Cry to Canadians


Monday, June 13, 2011
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News release
Bold New Campaign and Blood Signal Launched to Grow and Diversify Canada’s Blood Donors June 13, 2011 (OTTAWA) - It is estimated that about one in two Canadians can give blood. However, this year only one in 60 has and Canadian Blood Services needs this to change. To turn the tide, Canadian Blood

Got a Free Hour? What Would You Do?


Monday, June 11, 2012
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News release
Celebrating blood donors during National Blood Donor Week June 11-16 June 11, 2012 (OTTAWA) – To many Canadians, one free hour could mean hanging out with loved ones, a workout at the gym, or even…saving a life. What would you do? For nearly 420,000 Canadians who call themselves blood donors, the

Get Behind the Blood Signal


Monday, June 10, 2013
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News release
Canadians asked to go social and rally together this National Blood Donor Week June 10, 2013 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is asking Canadians to get Behind the Blood Signal when the blood drop shaped icon is activated during National Blood Donor Week, June 10-16. The Blood Signal is intended

Blood - a family portrait


Monday, June 09, 2014
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News release
National Blood Donor Week reminds Canadians that many families need donors to help save precious lives now June 9, 2014 - Many Canadian families rely on blood donors to help loved ones recover from life-threatening conditions. National Blood Donor Week (June 8 -14) is a reminder to all Canadians
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