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Young Canadian Blood Services volunteer honoured with national awards


Thursday, December 05, 2019
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Feature story
Hassan Nawab is only 21 years old, but his record of volunteer service would be impressive for someone twice his age.

Canadian Blood Services invites public to open board meeting Dec. 6


Thursday, December 05, 2019
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WHAT: Canadian Blood Services will open its doors physically and virtually, by live streaming its open board meeting at blood.ca and inviting the public to attend in person in Ottawa. Members of the public are invited to participate in open board meetings twice each year to hear about the

Don’t wait to be affected to give back, says two-time leukemia survivor and blood, platelet and cord blood recipient


Tuesday, December 03, 2019
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Philanthropy news
With the stress of exams and the excitement of the upcoming holiday season hanging in the air, 20-year old Crystal Nguyen sits behind a small booth in the middle of her college campus, while her fellow students buzz by. Most rush past the bright red table without stopping as they try to make it on

‘Paying it forward’ through cord blood donation


Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Philanthropy news
Image Like most parents, Jessica vowed she would do everything and anything she could to keep her new baby happy and healthy, once she entered the world. One critical thing she knew she could do was donate her baby’s cord blood. Because Jessica is Caucasian and her 9-month-old daughter Abigail is of

Blood in war zones: Canada’s contributions and ongoing support for soldiers who need transfusions


Friday, November 08, 2019
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Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Beckett, MD is the chief of general surgery and trauma advisor to the Surgeon General of Canada.

Toronto Jeopardy! winner demonstrates the power of infinite connections through platelet donation


Monday, October 28, 2019
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By Susan Burgess Canada’s newest Jeopardy! champion is a Toronto man who was recently honoured by Canadian Blood Services for his 100th donation of platelets. During last Friday’s broadcast, Kris Prue was asked about his milestone donation by host Alex Trebek, who is battling pancreatic cancer.

‘Acts of kindness to repair the world’: Canadian Blood Services remembers Dr. Elianna Saidenberg


Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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Canadian Blood Services is mourning the loss of Dr. Elianna Saidenberg, an Ottawa Hospital hematologist who made a deep impact on Canadian Blood Services and the wider community. “There is a term in Jewish tradition, ‘tikkun olam,’ that epitomizes everything Elianna represented: acts of kindness

"We literally saw our child’s life in the hands of donors”: How financial donations helped save eight-year-old Cameron


Thursday, October 03, 2019
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Impact stories
Sharon Bulger can still remember the feeling of the air being completely sucked out of her lungs, when she learned her eight-year-old son Cameron had brain cancer.

Stem cell donors give new lease on life to blood cancer patients


Saturday, September 21, 2019
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Feature story
Blood cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the world with hundreds of Canadians requiring a donor for a stem cell transplant each year. Only a fourth of patients in need of blood stem cell donation will find a donor within their family – the rest will rely on a complete stranger to