Reasons to join Canada’s Lifeline

Blood, plasma, platelets, stem cells, organs and tissues are a critical part of everyday medical care including major surgeries, medical procedures, cancer treatments and managing diseases.

You could be helping a child being treated for cancer, a mother who has just given birth, or a father about to have heart surgery. Every donation you make matters. It matters to every patient and their loved ones across Canada.

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Reason 001

Every 60 seconds someone in Canada needs blood.

Blood
Stem Cells
Reason 002

Donated Blood lasts no longer than 42 days.

Blood
Reason 003

Blood donors are needed every day.

Blood
Reason 004

Complications during delivery can require a blood transfusion for you or your baby.

Blood
Reason 005

Cord blood can save lives.

Cord Blood
Reason 006

A tissue donor can improve the lives of up to 75 patients.

Organs & Tissues
Reason 007

To give back to your community.

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Reason 008

There are approximately 4,400 Canadians waiting for an organ transplant.

Organs & Tissues
Reason 009

Your miracle can also be someone else's.

Cord Blood
Reason 010

Our stem cell registery should be as diverse as our country.

Stem Cells
Reason 011

It’s easier to match transplant patients with cord blood stem cells because an exact match is not needed.

Cord Blood
Reason 012

Canada relies entirely on the generosity of donors to keep the lifeline going.

Blood