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Saving lives here and around the world with Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank

Friday, August 13, 2021
Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a healthy baby. It is rich in blood stem cells and can be used to treat more than 80 diseases and disorders, including cancers, aplastic anemia and sickle cell disease.

One country, one strategy: how harmonizing Canada’s vaccination approach could better prepare us for the next pandemic

Monday, July 19, 2021
News release
To prepare for the next pandemic and provide a coordinated approach to vaccination across the country, Canada should create Canadian Immunization Services based on the Canadian Blood Services model, authors propose in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Canada’s blood supply needs a boost this summer following a surge in demand

Tuesday, July 06, 2021
News release
JULY 6, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is calling for an additional 23,000 blood donors across Canada by July 31 to replenish the blood inventory following a sustained rise in demand as COVID-19 restrictions ease.