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Our newsroom is a collection of media resources about the services we provide to Canadians, as well as major topics and events of significance to our organization and industry. Explore the latest news releases and articles we’ve published, if you can’t find the information you’re looking for, please contact: media@blood.ca | 1-877-709-7773

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25 years after the Krever commission, our commitment to patients remains


Friday, November 25, 2022
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Op-Ed
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the tabling of Justice Horace Krever’s report.

Canadian Blood Services is asking people across Canada to save lives this holiday season: Give 3 in 2023, starting today


Thursday, November 17, 2022
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News release
There is no greater gift than one that is lifesaving. People across Canada are asked to give to patients in need throughout this winter season.

Cord blood banking resumes Oct. 17


Friday, October 14, 2022
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News release
Canadian Blood Services is excited to share that we will resume cord blood banking on Oct. 17, 2022, following a temporary suspension due to a global shortage of cord blood processing kits.

A roadmap to guide our reconciliation journey with Indigenous peoples and communities


Thursday, September 29, 2022
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News release
Sept.29, 2022 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is entering a significant chapter of our truth and reconciliation journey this week, with the public release of our organization’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Blueprint for greater security of immunoglobulins for patients in Canada


Wednesday, September 07, 2022
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News release
Sept. 7, 2022 (OTTAWA) – In response to an ongoing global shortage of immunoglobulins and risks to cross-border supply chains made further evident by the pandemic, Canadian Blood Services is announcing a blueprint for action to ensure patients in Canada continue to have long-term access to these lifesaving therapies.

Response to Public Interest in our Plasma Operations


Friday, August 12, 2022
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Statement
There has been public speculation about plasma collection in Canada and what Canadian Blood Services is doing. We want to clarify.

World unites for Tribute to Life


Thursday, July 28, 2022
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News release
July 28, 2022 (OTTAWA) – The Commonwealth Tribute to Life project creates a framework for Commonwealth nations to share knowledge and expertise for the purpose of improving organ and tissue donation and transplantation systems around the world, with the aim of saving more lives.

Every donation matters following the nationwide Rogers outage


Saturday, July 09, 2022
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services was one of many organizations affected by the recent nationwide Rogers outage. Several platforms, including blood.ca and the GiveBlood App were unavailable from the morning of Friday, July 8 to Saturday, July 9. The daylong outage affected wireless, cable and internet

Banking of cord blood for transplant temporarily suspended


Friday, June 17, 2022
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Statement
Beginning June 20, 2022, Canadian Blood Services will suspend processing and banking of new cord blood donations for approximately three months.