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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

Vinesha


Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Philanthropy news
It all started with a sharp pain in Vinesha Ramasamy’s left knee. An x-ray revealed a mass. As her oncologist put it, it was “the worst case of high-grade osteosarcoma” he’d ever seen. At 15 years old she was diagnosed with bone cancer.

Mississauga Charity Race Weekend


Philanthropy news
Canadian Blood Services is excited to announce our participation as a charity partner for the Mississauga Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge, taking place from May 4-6. Help us reach our fundraising goal and you'll fund programs in four areas: blood, stem cells, organs and tissues and research and innovation.

Syrians for Peace fundraiser gives thanks by giving back to Canadian patients


Philanthropy news
Members of Ottawa’s Syrian community presented a cheque for their recent fundraiser in support of Canadian Blood Services and made a group blood donation as part of Syrian Canadian Donation Day on April 14.

‘It’s really inspiring to see your community raise you up’


Philanthropy news
The first annual #DonateForDustin golf tournament raised $17,000 for Canadian Blood Services.

A milestone birthday for Jack


Philanthropy news
Earlier this month, Jack Uger celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by nearly 100 of his closest family and friends. Learn how his family and friends rallied together in support of Canadian Blood Services.

2017 Gudbranson Celebrity Golf Classic raises $47,000


Philanthropy news
On June 19th, National Hockey League players and local businesses gathered in Ottawa to participate in the 2017 Gudbranson Celebrity Golf Classic - a fundraising event to help build Canadian Blood Services' Cord Blood Bank.

Loyal blood donor shows there are many ways to give


Philanthropy news
This month, Larry Till made his 100th blood donation at his local blood collection centre in Toronto, surrounded by his favourite staff and sporting his lucky socks.