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From donors to recipients and all the people that bring them together,
we can all be the reason – the connection – that keeps Canadians living.

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National blood inventory

We manage the national supply of blood products for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). Many variables can impact our inventory such as weather, holidays or tragic events. Below is an overview of our inventory levels across all blood types. 

  • Good supply
    16
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB positive

  • Good supply
    8
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type AB negative

  • Good supply
    11
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A positive

  • Good supply
    6
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type A negative

  • Good supply
    13
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B positive

  • Good supply
    9
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type B negative

  • Good supply
    11
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O positive

  • Good supply
    4
    days of inventory on hand.

    Inventory level for blood type O negative

Am I eligible to donate blood?

Am I eligible to donate blood?

Take our two-minute eligibility quiz to find out if you can donate blood. Learn more about our eligibility criteria by visiting our ABCs of eligibility page. 

 

Latest News

Blood donors needed to help patients this holiday season


Monday, December 17, 2018
  |  
News release
DEC. 17, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services has called for more than 30,000 blood donors across the country to book and keep their appointments from Dec. 17 to Jan. 6, 2019 to ensure blood and blood products are available to help patients this holiday season. Canadian Blood Services is

Canadian Blood Services board meeting open to the public


Tuesday, December 04, 2018
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News release
(OTTAWA) On December 6, Canadian Blood Services will open its doors physically and virtually, by live streaming its open board meeting at blood.ca , and inviting the public to attend in person at the organization’s head office in Ottawa, ON. Twice each year, members of the public are invited to

MSM Research Grant Program awards new funds to research projects exploring blood donor eligibility


Monday, December 03, 2018
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News release
DECEMBER 3, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce that four additional projects will be funded as part of a second round of support available through the MSM Research Grant Program. In this unique program, which is expected to help evolve the current eligibility criteria for
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