Recognition Program

Our system is built upon the sincere generosity of donors. No one is paid for giving blood, plasma, platelets, stem cells, cord blood, organs, tissues or time. You give because it matters. Your gifts offer a lifetime to hundreds of thousands of Canadians in need.  

 

Thank you for being an integral part of Canada’s lifeline. 

Recognition FAQs

How are blood donors recognized?

We track every (whole) blood, plasma, and platelet donation you make regardless if they were made to Canadian Blood Services.

Our program includes appreciation items such as special donor cards, lapel pins and certificates to thank you, our donors, after you have reached various donation milestones. These items are standard across Canada and ensure that all donors receive consistent recognition for their contribution to giving life.

What other types of donations are recognized?

We recognize all types of contributions, including: 

  • Whole blood, plasma, and platelets donations  

  • Stem cell and cord blood recruitment and donations  

  • Partner initiatives  

  • Volunteer efforts

What are the recognition levels?

We track every (whole) blood, plasma, and platelet donation you make regardless if they were made to Canadian Blood Services. Review our table below to learn more about our recognition levels. 

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10  
25  Bronze
50 Silver
75 
100 Gold
125  
150 Platinum
175  
200 Lifetime
250  Lifetime 250
Every 50 donations after  
Every 100 donations after  Lifetime 350+

Stem cell donors receive a certificate for each donation they give.

How do donors receive their awards?

Recognition items may be given to donors at the donor centres (lapel pin), by posted mail (donor cards) or at special donor awards ceremonies (donor certificates at our annual Honouring our Lifeblood ceremony).

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