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  • Help families like Adam’s make more memories

    Not one, but two stem cell transplants and countless blood products helped Adam overcome his leukemia. “[Specialists] told me my best treatment option for my acute lymphoblastic leukemia was aggressive chemotherapy, but the end point we were looking for was a stem cell transplant,” shares Adam.

    There are nearly 1,000 patients in Canada like Adam who are waiting for their lifesaving match right now. If you're between the ages of 17 and 35, you could be the rare stem cell match a patient has been waiting for.

    Register online in less than two minutes.

  • Help strengthen Canada’s Lifeline

    You can make all the difference

    Blood inventory is below optimal, especially O- and B-. These blood types hold tremendous power, and they are needed right now.

    The need for blood and blood products doesn’t stop. Lives depend on new and returning donors to book and keep appointments.

    Book your donation appointment today and help save lives.

  • Announcing a plan to secure Canada’s plasma supply

    Did you know that some lifesaving medications are made from donated plasma? Of these medications, the most widely used are called immunoglobulins. Currently, there is a global shortage of immunoglobulins. Canadian Blood Services is taking action to further secure our country’s supply of these medications, in the shortest time possible. Working with experts, patients, and other stakeholders, we have established a plan to increase plasma collection and enable Canada’s first end-to-end supply chain for immunoglobulins. This means we are working to ensure patients in Canada continue to have access to the lifesaving medications they depend on.