blood donation

Open letter to Canadians


Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Feature story
What you did last week to honour 16 lives lost too soon saved many others

Blood donors step up, but more still needed


Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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News release
Demand for blood never takes a holiday

Urgent need for blood donors


Monday, December 18, 2017
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News release
Across Canada, patients like Andie Morrison are relying on donors for happy holidays and a lifetime of possibilities (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is calling on eligible blood donors to help fill 35,000 appointments by Jan. 6 to ensure that Canadian patients continue to have access to the blood

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

Update: Critical need for donors continues as Canada’s supply of universal blood type dips beneath two days


Monday, June 19, 2017
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Statement
(OTTAWA) – Throughout National Blood Donor Week from June 11 to 17, Canadian Blood Services urged Canadians to make an appointment to donate. More than 60,000 blood donors need to book appointments to donate by July 1 to ensure all patients have access to the blood and blood products they need. A

Blood donors needed as powerful winter weather disrupts collections across the country


Thursday, February 16, 2017
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News release
Immediate need for donors to give now to replenish blood supplies (OTTAWA) – Winter weather marked by snowfall and icy conditions has taken Canada by storm, wiping out the opportunity to collect close to 2,000 blood donations in the past few days alone. Continued severe weather has so far forced

Holiday Give campaign calls for donors


Monday, November 21, 2016
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News release
Donors needed this holiday season to give blood and hope to patients (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services recruitment teams hit the streets today in locations across the country to launch Canadian Blood Services’ holiday Give campaign. Volunteers and blood recipients joined staff in select cities to

New Canadian Blood Services iron guidelines mean more donors needed


Monday, October 24, 2016
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News release
100,000 new donors needed across the country this year alone (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is changing its guidelines for iron levels to further promote health and wellness among blood donors. Female donors will need to wait longer between blood donations and male donors will need to pass a

All blood donations in the U.S. to be tested for Zika; Canadian Blood Services monitoring situation


Friday, August 26, 2016
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Statement
(OTTAWA) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today its recommendation that all donated blood in the United States and its territories be tested for the Zika virus. Previously, the FDA had recommended that blood be tested for Zika in areas where there is active spread of the virus

Researchers find unexpected association between younger donor age, female sex and transfusion outcomes


Monday, July 11, 2016
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News release
(OTTAWA) – A large Canadian study has shown a link between blood donor characteristics and transfusion recipients’ outcomes. This is the first study to suggest that red blood cell transfusions from young donors and from female donors may be associated with poorer survival in recipients. Red blood