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Nova Scotia High School rallies to support New Glasgow donor centre


Monday, January 14, 2019
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The Healthy Hawks, from Northumberland Regional High School in Nova Scotia, host mobile donor centres and fill Life Buses in support of the need for blood in New Glasgow NS.

Canadian Blood Services and SCAN Health recognize students for their innovative solutions to achieve “vein-to-vein” traceability


Monday, January 14, 2019
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News release
OTTAWA, January 14, 2019 – Canadian Blood Services and SCAN Health are pleased to announce the winning teams of the annual SCAN Health Virtual Business Case Competition 2018/19. Exceptional thinking and innovative solutions were brought forward by teams of undergraduate and graduate students from

Today’s blood system: no longer unsafe or “Unspeakable”


Wednesday, January 09, 2019
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Statement
By Dr. Graham Sher It happened over 20 years ago, before Canadian Blood Services opened its doors, but it is not at all something we shouldn’t speak about. Just the opposite: it’s a story that bears retelling, and one that requires context. While Canadian Blood Services was not involved in the

Blood donors encouraged to keep appointments to help patients this holiday season


Thursday, December 27, 2018
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News release
DEC. 27, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is asking donors to keep their appointments to give blood during the holidays to help ensure blood and blood products are available for those in need. On Dec. 17, Canada’s lifeline called for more than 30,000 donors across Canada to book and keep

Blood donors needed to help patients this holiday season


Monday, December 17, 2018
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News release
DEC. 17, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services has called for more than 30,000 blood donors across the country to book and keep their appointments from Dec. 17 to Jan. 6, 2019 to ensure blood and blood products are available to help patients this holiday season. Canadian Blood Services is

Canadian Blood Services board meeting open to the public


Tuesday, December 04, 2018
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News release
(OTTAWA) On December 6, 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 at the organization’s head office in Ottawa, ON. Twice each year, members of the public are invited to

MSM Research Grant Program awards new funds to research projects exploring blood donor eligibility


Monday, December 03, 2018
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News release
DECEMBER 3, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce that four additional projects will be funded as part of a second round of support available through the MSM Research Grant Program. In this unique program, which is expected to help evolve the current eligibility criteria for

The Newfoundland & Labrador Beard & Moustache MerB’ys fish for donors in St. John’s.


Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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Image “The Newfoundland & Labrador Beard & Moustache Club was proud to partner with Canadian Blood Services to adopt a donor centre. The staff at Canadian Blood Services made it easy for us to work with them and get this event off the ground. We look forward to doing this again soon.” Jeff Hillyard

Brian Jessel BMW dealership in Burnaby opens their showroom floor to host mobile donor centre


Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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Image Brian Jessel BMW showroom floor transformed to a mobile donor centre. Canadian Blood Services started working with Brian Jessel BMW and their champion, Theresa Cheung, in February 2018. The company booked their first group donation on March 8 at the Bill Copeland mobile donor centre - 18
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