Recognition Program

Notice: Regional recognition events postponed.

Each spring, at recognition events across the country, we come together to celebrate and show gratitude for our dedicated milestone donor community. However, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be postponing these regional recognition events until further notice.

Thank-you for your commitment to Canada's Lifeline.

Recognition FAQs

 

How are blood donors recognized?

We track every (whole) blood, plasma, and platelet donation you make regardless if they were made to Canadian Blood Services.

Our program includes appreciation items such as special donor cards, lapel pins and certificates to thank you, our donors, after you have reached various donation milestones. These items are standard across Canada and ensure that all donors receive consistent recognition for their contribution to giving life.

What other types of donations are recognized?

We recognize all types of contributions, including: 

  • Whole blood, plasma, and platelets donations  
  • Stem cell and cord blood recruitment and donations  
  • Partner initiatives  
  • Volunteer efforts
  • Financial donations
What are the recognition levels?

We track every (whole) blood, plasma, and platelet donation you make regardless if they were made to Canadian Blood Services. Review our table below to learn more about our recognition levels. 

LevelPinCertificateCard
10  
25  Bronze
50 Silver
75 
100 Gold
125  
150 Platinum
175  
200 Lifetime
250  Lifetime 250
Every 50 donations after  
Every 100 donations after  Lifetime 350+

Stem cell donors receive a certificate for each donation they give.

How do donors receive their awards?

Recognition items may be given to donors at the donor centres (lapel pin), by posted mail (donor cards) or at special donor awards ceremonies (donor certificates at our annual Honouring our Lifeblood ceremony).