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Latest News

Canadians urged to donate blood and plasma as blood agency faces summer of unprecedented events

Monday, August 28, 2023
News release
As the country continues to face a unique set of circumstances this summer, Canadian Blood Services is urging everyone who can to donate blood or plasma to help boost supplies.

Former chair of the board, Dr. Verna Skanes, has passed

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Canadian Blood Services is saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Verna Skanes. Verna was a founding member of our board of directors and was the chair of our board from 2003-2009.

Blood donors are helping us prepare for future pandemics

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
News release
TUESDAY, JUNE 20 2023 (OTTAWA) — Canadian Blood Services has been entrusted by the Public Health Agency of Canada through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) to continue researching the prevalence of antibodies to COVID-19 in blood donors.