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Blood donations are essential during COVID-19


Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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News release
DEC. 15, 2020 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is calling on all eligible blood donors to support lifesaving care for patients over the holidays by responding to the immediate need to fill more than 15,000 open appointments across Canada by December 31.

Response to blood donor eligibility change in the UK


Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Statement
The UK’s National Health Service has announced a change to their criteria which will make blood donation more inclusive for men who have sex with men by screening all donors based on whether they have had new or multiple sexual partners in the last three months. The UK’s new criteria will be

Too many prospective stem cell donors decline to help patients when asked


Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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News release
Joining the registry is a long-term commitment

Her Last Project premieres on CBC, Oct. 15


Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services is proud to announce the national premiere of Her Last Project on CBC, Thursday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. The film follows Dr. Shelly Sarwal, a physician from Halifax who was diagnosed with an incurable disease and chose to receive medical assistance in dying (MAID) and donate her

Cord blood collection resumes in Vancouver


Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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News release
Aligned with the public health decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions in most parts of British Columbia, and in consultation with clinicians as hospitals gradually return to normal operations, Canadian Blood Services resumed cord blood collection in Vancouver on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Canadian Blood Services launches the #NovaScotiaStrong campaign, Aug.14-31


Thursday, August 13, 2020
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News release
Canadians asked to donate blood in honour of Nova Scotia victims

Cord blood collection in Ottawa resumes July 27


Thursday, July 23, 2020
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News release
Aligned with the public health decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions in most parts of Ontario, and in consultation with clinicians as hospitals gradually return to normal operations, Canadian Blood Services will resume cord blood collection in Ottawa on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Cord blood collection in Edmonton resumes July 13


Friday, July 10, 2020
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News release
Aligned with the public health decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions in most parts of Alberta, and in consultation with clinicians as hospitals gradually return to normal operations, Canadian Blood Services will resume cord blood collection in Edmonton on Monday, July 13, 2020.

Cord blood collection in Brampton resumes Monday


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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Statement
Aligned with the public health decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions in most parts of Ontario, and in consultation with clinicians as hospitals gradually return to normal operations, Canadian Blood Services will resume cord blood collection in Brampton (GTA) on Monday, June 22, 2020.