Blood, plasma, platelets, stem cells, organs and tissues are a critical part of everyday medical care including major surgeries, medical procedures, cancer treatments and managing diseases.
You could be helping a child being treated for cancer, a mother who has just given birth, or a father about to have heart surgery. Every donation you make matters. It matters to every patient and their loved ones across Canada.
When Charles was just six months old, he was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) - a genetic condition that affects the shape of red blood cells causing extreme pain crisis and potential organ damage.
Tom was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) — a type of pre-leukemia. It occurs when your bone marrow fails to produce, slows down, or even stops making blood cells. His only chance at a cure was a stem cell transplant and his chances of finding a matching donor were less than 7 per cent.