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On this National Day of Observance, thank you for your unwavering dedication


Thursday, March 11, 2021
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Statement
For those employees who are working at Canadian Blood Services facilities across the county today, you will notice that our flags have been lowered to half-mast.

New federal funding to support cancer cell therapy research


Friday, March 05, 2021
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services is part of ExCELLirate Canada’s effort to enhance cancer research and treatment

Third annual Green Shirt Day in honour of Humboldt Broncos defenseman Logan Boulet encourages organ donation registration


Wednesday, March 03, 2021
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News release
March 3, 2021 (Lethbridge, AB) — The third annual Green Shirt Day is one month away.

Concourse Gate production and distribution facility in Ottawa resumes operations


Saturday, February 13, 2021
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News release
Media advisory FEBRUARY 13, 2021 (OTTAWA) – The Concourse Gate production and distribution facility in Ottawa, ON is resuming normal supply chain and stem cell operations on Monday, Feb. 15. after a voluntary controlled shutdown last week. All blood collections in Ottawa, Kingston and surrounding

Canadian Blood Services temporarily suspends blood collection in some eastern Ontario communities including Ottawa, Kingston. Platelet collections are ongoing


Friday, February 05, 2021
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News release
FEB. 5, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is temporarily postponing blood donation events in eastern Ontario, including the cities of Ottawa and Kingston.

Blood donations are essential during COVID-19


Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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News release
DEC. 15, 2020 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is calling on all eligible blood donors to support lifesaving care for patients over the holidays by responding to the immediate need to fill more than 15,000 open appointments across Canada by December 31.

Response to blood donor eligibility change in the UK


Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Statement
The UK’s National Health Service has announced a change to their criteria which will make blood donation more inclusive for men who have sex with men by screening all donors based on whether they have had new or multiple sexual partners in the last three months. The UK’s new criteria will be

Too many prospective stem cell donors decline to help patients when asked


Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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News release
Joining the registry is a long-term commitment

Her Last Project premieres on CBC, Oct. 15


Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services is proud to announce the national premiere of Her Last Project on CBC, Thursday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. The film follows Dr. Shelly Sarwal, a physician from Halifax who was diagnosed with an incurable disease and chose to receive medical assistance in dying (MAID) and donate her