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Celebration events mark fifth anniversary of cord blood partnerships

Friday, February 07, 2020
Feature story
Last week marked the five-year anniversary of partnerships we struck to collect umbilical cord blood units from expectant mothers delivering at one of four designated collection hospitals. To honour the occasion, Canadian Blood Services stem cell leaders joined staff and supporters of Canadian Blood

Adapting traditions to help save lives

Saturday, February 01, 2020
Feature story
Image All new babies demand flexibility of their parents, but one newborn in Ottawa inspired his mother Eno Ituen to put a twist on an important cultural tradition. In Eno’s home country of Nigeria, generations of parents have buried the placentas of their newborns next to the seeds of trees and

2019 Novel Coronavirus

Friday, January 31, 2020
On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the 2019 novel coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. Canadian Blood Services continues to closely monitor clinical and scientific developments around the 2019 novel coronavirus. As of Jan. 30, 2020, the virus is known