Donors

The many reasons blood donors should not be taken for granted


Monday, June 10, 2019
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Op-Ed
When I was Deputy Minister of the Environment I told my staff I wanted to be taken for granted. In this role, and my other responsibilities in the Canadian Public Service, I always tried to serve the public and make Canada a better place. But I was happy to be a faceless bureaucrat, out of the limelight—known by my colleagues in government and on the Hill, but not by Canadians at large —to be taken for granted.

Global campaign during 10th annual National Blood Donor Week highlights need for blood


Monday, June 11, 2018
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News release
44,000 blood donors needed across the country by Canada Day (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services is getting ready to support patients this summer and is inviting Canadians to participate in the international Missing Type campaign from June 11 to 17. The Missing Type campaign is taking place during

Canadian Blood Services notifying some donors in southern Alberta of a privacy incident


Thursday, May 24, 2018
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News release
On April 27, a third-party records storage service provider confirmed to Canadian Blood Services that it could not locate two boxes of paper records of donation in its facility.

Donors across Canada needed to fill 25,000 appointments before Labour Day


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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News release
Somewhere in Canada, a patient needs a blood transfusion every 60 seconds (OTTAWA) – When the call for help goes out to Canadians, they respond. Canadian Blood Services saw that well-known Canadian value come to life earlier this summer as it worked to rebuild what was then a precarious inventory of

Canadian Blood Services launches new tool to engage young donors


Monday, June 05, 2017
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News release
New chat bot a world’s first among national blood operators (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services, together with EY, have announced a world’s first among national blood operators by introducing a chat bot to engage donors on Facebook Messenger. This new tool is another innovative effort to engage

Donors asked to share more to celebrate National Blood Donor Week


Monday, June 08, 2015
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News release
Events across the country to recognize donors and inspire more Canadians to donate Ottawa – Canadian Blood Services is thanking its 420,000 blood donors during National Blood Donor Week from June 8 to 14, and inviting them to share their reasons for rolling up their sleeves to help inspire other

National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week 2015


Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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News release
Canada needs more donors: “48 in 48” registration drive planned Ottawa, Ontario – As part of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (April 19-25 th , 2015), Canadian Blood Services, along with several organ donation organizations across the country, is taking part in a 48 hour

Local Blood Donors, Volunteers and Partner Groups receive National Honours from Canadian Blood Services


Monday, September 19, 2011
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Statement
Honouring our Lifeblood ceremony recognizes life-saving contributions of Canadians from coast to coast September 19, 2011 (OTTAWA) - Canadian Blood Services will honour and celebrate local individuals and partner groups at the 12th annual Honouring our Lifeblood ceremony recognizing donors,

Canadian Blood Services supports World Blood Donor Day


Sunday, June 14, 2015
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News release
(Ottawa) – Today, during World Blood Donor Day, Canadian Blood Services would like to honour its 420,000 Canadian blood donors who save lives, as well as the millions of international donors who help contribute to the 108 million blood donations collected globally each year. “We are extremely lucky

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