Your gifts at work


Your financial donations help to grow and expand our lifesaving programs and services. They support people — real people who rely on the generosity of others in a time of need. People like three-year-old Amelia.

Last summer, Amelia was diagnosed with leukemia. In the first 10 days of her treatment, she received 11 blood transfusions. Without the generosity of donors like you, Amelia would not be on the road to recovery today.

 


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Amelia
2019-03-04
Like many people, Veronica Vardy never really thought about the blood supply. It wasn’t until she was sitting by her daughter’s side, watching the blood from a stranger drip life back into her tiny body, that it hit her. 
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Tom

It all started while walking to the bus stop one morning four years ago. The air was brisk, and the sun was bright in the sky. After just a few steps, Tom was out of breath and feeling dizzy. He thought it was probably nothing but decided to get checked just to be safe.
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aary: blood, platelet and plasma recipient

Aary and his family’s journey has been difficult, but it’s also hopeful, because hope is what financial support makes possible. We’re grateful to Aary’s mom Jenny for sharing his story with us, and hope that it inspires you as well.

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Blood

More than half of Canadians will need blood at some point in their lifetime. Your gift will help educate and recruit the next generation of donors, helping us to meet the ever-increasing demand. You’ll also help to modernize our collection centres, making the donation process go as smoothly as possible and keeping donors coming back to help even more patients. 

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Stem Cells

More than half of Canadians will need blood at some point in their lifetime. Your gift will help educate and recruit the next generation of donors, helping us to meet the ever-increasing demand. You’ll also help to modernize our collection centres, making the donation process go as smoothly as possible and keeping donors coming back to help even more patients. 

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Organs and tissues

This year, hundreds of Canadians will die waiting for an organ transplant, when a single organ donor could save up to eight lives. When you donate financially, you will help us lead collaborative work aimed at strengthening the organ and tissue donation and transplantation system in Canada.  

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Research and innovation

Canadian Blood Services drives world-class innovation in transfusion and transplantation research through our Centre for Innovation. Your support will help us meet the needs of tomorrow by helping our team of researchers and partners engage in innovative research that will have an impact for generations to come.

Becky Littau

"Financial donors and blood donors gave me more time with my husband. Now, it’s my turn to give back.”

– Becky Littau, financial donor

 

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Fundraising FAQs

 

Why does Canadian Blood Services need to fundraise?

Financial gifts help save lives. Canadian Blood Services receives operational funding from the provincial and territorial ministries of health (except Quebec). Charitable donations supplement this funding and help us provide better outcomes for Canadian patients.

Where do I send my financial donation, or how can I contact you?

Donations can be made online at http://give.blood.ca/donate, by mail (1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1G 4J5) or by contacting 1 888 2 DONATE and asking for the Philanthropy Department.   
 
Individuals interested in starting a crowd-funding campaign can do so at http://give.blood.ca/DIY

What is your policy on administrative costs?

Canadian Blood Services will direct no more than 20% of financial donations to cover administrative costs.

What is your Charitable Registration and official name?

Our official legal name is Canadian Blood Services and our charitable registration number is 87015 7641 RR0001.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my gift?

As a registered charity, Canadian Blood Services issues charitable tax receipts for all eligible financial donations.

Where can I find your corporate reports including the annual report to financial donors?

Our corporate publications are available electronically or for download in PDF format here.

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