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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.

Urgent need for blood donors by Canada Day


Monday, June 18, 2018
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News release
More than 23,000 donors across Canada needed by July 2

Canadian Blood Services takes formal stand against hate


Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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News release
Individuals or groups who identify as belonging to a hate group – with apparel, signage or verbally – will be turned away (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is reminding Canadians that it will not tolerate the use of its locations or of the altruistic act of the gift of blood to propagate hateful

Canadian Blood Services asking Canadians to give the “Perfect Gift”


Monday, November 21, 2011
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News release
Over 101,000 donations of blood needed to help hospital patients this holiday season November 21, 2011 (OTTAWA) - As retailers scramble this holiday season to re-stock their shelves with holiday gifts, Canadian Blood Services is asking eligible Canadians to take one hour of their busy schedule to

Canadian Blood Services and OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network mourn passing of Dr. Abhijit Guha


Wednesday, November 09, 2011
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Statement
November 09, 2011 (TORONTO) – The driving force behind increased South Asian participation in blood and stem cell donation, Dr. Abhijit Guha, lost his battle with leukemia on Tuesday, November 8 in Toronto. Dr. Guha was a respected community leader who fought courageously through his personal fight

Canadian Blood Services needs blood donors now


Wednesday, October 05, 2011
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News release
Blood Signal activated heading Into Thanksgiving long weekend to highlight the need for blood donors this fall October 5, 2011 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services has activated the Blood Signal and is asking eligible Canadians to book an appointment to donate blood to help hospital patients in need

Give Someone like Lauren a Holiday Miracle


Monday, December 03, 2012
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News release
Nearly 100,000 life-saving “miracles” needed to help hospital patients December 3, 2012 (OTTAWA) – During the season of giving, you could give someone their holiday miracle. Between December 3rd and January 2nd, Canadian Blood Services is asking Canadians to give someone a holiday miracle – the gift

Canadian High School Students Rally to Deliver Gifts to Hospital Patients


Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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News release
FedEx Express Canada Announces Winners of National Blood Recruitment Challenge June 20, 2012 (MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO) - FedEx Express Canada today announced the winners of Young Blood for Life, a national high school recruitment program focused on encouraging blood donation among young people. The

Blood Donors Provide Proof that Miracles Still Exist


Monday, December 02, 2013
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News release
Ten-year-old can still believe this holiday season, thanks to blood donors December 2, 2013 (OTTAWA) – If a child were to look you in the eye and ask if miracles exist, what would you say? The answer might prove difficult if that child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. As Canadian

Media Statement - Ottawa bus and train accident


Monday, September 23, 2013
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News release
September 18, 2013 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services extends its deepest sympathies to the families, victims and people of the train and bus accident that occurred in Ottawa earlier today. We are currently supplying area hospitals with their requested orders of additional blood and blood products