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Organ recipients like Stephanie Jolink encourage Canadians to register their intent


Monday, April 19, 2021
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News release
National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW), April 18– 24, is dedicated to raising awareness for organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Growing domestic plasma supply for Canadian patients


Thursday, April 08, 2021
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News release
April 8, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce that, with the support of funding from provincial and territorial governments, plans are now underway to increase plasma collection in more cities across Canada.

Reflecting on Black History Month and Canadian Blood Services’ focus on diversity, equity and inclusion


Friday, March 12, 2021
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Op-Ed
By Graham Sher, CEO Canadian Blood Services Before getting into this blog I want to acknowledge the privilege from which I write it. I am a white man. I have a leadership position in a large organization and I have the platform to write this piece. I originally sat down to draft this blog to reflect

On this National Day of Observance, thank you for your unwavering dedication


Thursday, March 11, 2021
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Statement
For those employees who are working at Canadian Blood Services facilities across the county today, you will notice that our flags have been lowered to half-mast.

New federal funding to support cancer cell therapy research


Friday, March 05, 2021
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Statement
Canadian Blood Services is part of ExCELLirate Canada’s effort to enhance cancer research and treatment

Third annual Green Shirt Day in honour of Humboldt Broncos defenseman Logan Boulet encourages organ donation registration


Wednesday, March 03, 2021
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News release
March 3, 2021 (Lethbridge, AB) — The third annual Green Shirt Day is one month away.

Concourse Gate production and distribution facility in Ottawa resumes operations


Saturday, February 13, 2021
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News release
Media advisory FEBRUARY 13, 2021 (OTTAWA) – The Concourse Gate production and distribution facility in Ottawa, ON is resuming normal supply chain and stem cell operations on Monday, Feb. 15. after a voluntary controlled shutdown last week. All blood collections in Ottawa, Kingston and surrounding

Canadian Blood Services temporarily suspends blood collection in some eastern Ontario communities including Ottawa, Kingston. Platelet collections are ongoing


Friday, February 05, 2021
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News release
FEB. 5, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is temporarily postponing blood donation events in eastern Ontario, including the cities of Ottawa and Kingston.

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.