Ways to donate

There are many ways to join Canada's Lifeline.

You can make a difference through actions such as donating blood, plasma, joining the stem cell registry, registering for organ and tissue donation, volunteering your time, offering a financial contribution, or even organizing group donations in collaboration with others.

Become a blood donor

As a blood donor you form a vital link in Canada's Lifeline, helping many Canadians wake up healthy each day. It only takes about an hour of your time to change someone’s life.

Become a plasma donor

Plasma is the protein-rich liquid in our blood responsible for circulating blood cells and platelets throughout our bodies. Plasma can be used to treat a growing number of illnesses and injuries - for many, it is the only treatment!

Join the stem cell registry

Most patients in need of a lifesaving stem cell transplant rely on the generosity of an unrelated donor from a registry. You could be the rare stem cell match for a patient in need.

Register to donate cord blood

Cord blood is rich with lifesaving stem cells that can treat over 80 diseases and disorders. Donating cord blood costs nothing, poses no health risks, and doesn’t interfere with your birth plans.

Learn more about organs and tissues

One organ donor can save up to eight lives; tissue donors can improve the lives of up to 75 more. Living donors help close the gap and lower wait times for people waiting for a deceased donor kidney or liver.

Become a financial supporter

In making a financial gift, no matter how you choose to give, every dollar will make a difference in our efforts to improve outcomes for Canadian patients.