Media


Our newsroom is a place for journalists to learn more about our organization and the services we provide to Canadians. 

For all media inquiries, please contact: media@blood.ca | 1-877-709-7773

Due to the large volume of media enquiries we receive, we are not able to help students with research or other projects. Our annual reports provide comprehensive corporate information about our work in blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues.

Latest News

Empty beds strain blood inventory


Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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News release
MAY 17, 2022 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is feeling the strain to collect blood, platelets, and plasma following an increase in appointment cancellations and low attendance at donor centres across Canada.

Canadian Blood Services to remove eligibility criteria specific to men who have sex with men


Thursday, April 28, 2022
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News release
April 28, 2022 (OTTAWA) — Canadian Blood Services is pleased to share that Health Canada has approved our request to remove eligibility criteria specific to men who have sex with men and instead focus on sexual behaviour associated with higher risk of infection among all donors.

Education Matters: Celebrating 25 years of organ donation awareness


Monday, April 25, 2022
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News release
April 24–30 is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week in Canada