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Canadian Blood Services and the City of Hamilton “No Paid Plasma Zone” Resolution


Thursday, June 20, 2024
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services acknowledges the symbolic gesture of the resolution passed by City Council on June 12, 2024, declaring Hamilton a “No Paid Plasma Zone”. This resolution aligns with Ontario’s Voluntary Blood Donations Act, which supports the national blood system in Canada and exempts

Honouring donors during National Blood Donor Week with gratitude from the patients they've saved


Thursday, June 06, 2024
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News release
JUNE 6, 2024 (OTTAWA) – As National Blood Donor Week (June 9-15) approaches, Canadian Blood Services is honouring donors with heartfelt thanks from the patients whose lives have been forever changed by their acts of kindness.

New director appointed to Canadian Blood Services board


Thursday, May 23, 2024
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Statement
Every director who sits on Canadian Blood Services board of directors is appointed by the provincial and territorial ministers of health (except Quebec). Directors are typically appointed for four-year terms and generally serve a maximum of up to two terms. As such, new members are regularly

Canadian Blood Services delivers apology to 2SLGBTQIA+ communities


Friday, May 10, 2024
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Statement
MAY 10, 2024 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services has issued an apology to 2SLGBTQIA+ communities across Canada, acknowledging the harms experienced by gay, bisexual, and queer men, trans people, and other members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community because of a former donor eligibility policy.

Canadian Blood Services' statement on paid versus unpaid plasma donations


Thursday, April 11, 2024
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Statement
As the publicly funded operator of the national blood system, operating at arm’s length from government, Canadian Blood Services acts in the best interests of the country and the patients we serve.

Canadian Blood Services launches refreshed strategic approach


Wednesday, January 31, 2024
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Statement
Our Strategic Plan 2024+, Delivering value to patients, donors and health systems, is now available

Donate joy: lifesaving blood and plasma donations will give families a reason to celebrate this holiday season


Tuesday, December 19, 2023
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News release
DECEMBER 19, 2023 (OTTAWA) – More than 31,000 blood and plasma donors are needed across Canada before January 7, to ensure patients in hospitals have the life essentials they depend on.

Planned maintenance complete


Sunday, December 10, 2023
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services will be undertaking planned maintenance to modernize our information technology infrastructure beginning 19:00 ET on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023.

Historic change opens the door for more blood and plasma donors: human variant of ‘mad cow’ eligibility rule gone for good


Thursday, November 23, 2023
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News release
Two-decade long eligibility requirement lifted for people who spent time in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or France; newly eligible donors welcome starting December 4, 2023