Our latest updates

COVID-19 convalescent plasma for patients


04/02/2020
  |  
Canadian Blood Services to participate in national clinical trial

How is COVID-19 affecting stem cell transplantation in Canada?


03/30/2020
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We need more healthy Canadians between 17 and 35 years of age to join our stem cell registry

The Need Goes On #7: A motorcycle accident


03/27/2020
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Jerry Vrabic thanks “the unknown heroes” who saved his life

The need goes on #6: Fighting childhood leukemia


03/25/2020
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Ty Armatage could need blood products at any time, including during the COVID-19 pandemic

New eligibility requirements for donors in response to COVID-19


03/30/2020
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Criteria took effect March 29 and more updates will likely follow during the pandemic as our knowledge of the virus evolves

The need goes on #5: Stepping up for a child with a special need


03/24/2020
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Special plasma eye drops for a child with a rare condition

National blood inventory

We manage the national supply of blood products for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). Many variables can impact our inventory such as weather, holidays or tragic events. Below is an overview of our inventory levels across all blood types. 

 

  • Good supply
    14
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB positive

  • Good supply
    13
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB negative

  • Good supply
    12
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A positive

  • Good supply
    8
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A negative

  • Good supply
    11
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B positive

  • Good supply
    6
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B negative

  • Good supply
    12
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O positive

  • Good supply
    7
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O negative