Bold New Campaign and Blood Signal Launched to Grow and Diversify Canada’s Blood Donors June 13, 2011 (OTTAWA) - It is estimated that about one in two Canadians can give blood. However, this year only one in 60 has and Canadian Blood Services needs this to change. To turn the tide, Canadian Blood Services is encouraging Canadians to “Rally Together to Save Lives” as National Blood Donor Week begins. This year’s theme for National Blood Donor Week is “Rally Together to Save Lives” and in order to meet Canada’s future blood requirements, Canadian Blood Services needs to inspire more Canadians to

Ten-year-old can still believe this holiday season, thanks to blood donors December 2, 2013 (OTTAWA) – If a child were to look you in the eye and ask if miracles exist, what would you say? The answer might prove difficult if that child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. As Canadian Blood Services launches its annual “Holiday Miracle” campaign (December 2, 2013 – January 4, 2014), people like 10-year-old Grace Hart might be wondering: if in the rush for presents, have people forgotten about miracles? Grace’s battle with diamond-blackfan anemia means that she needs regular blood

Blood system CEO leads 24 climbers to raise funds for Canada’s first national public cord blood bank August 1, 2013 (OTTAWA) – On August 6, Dr. Graham Sher, CEO of Canadian Blood Services will be part of a team of 25 devoted climbers sharing one single vision—to help fund Canada’s first national public cord blood bank. Umbilical cords are a rich source of stem cells and in Canada they are largely discarded after child birth. By collecting and storing umbilical cord blood in an accredited national public bank, the lives of more Canadian patients can be saved and the suffering of many families

Canadian Blood Services and ING DIRECT launch #Climb4Cord June 10, 2013 (Toronto) - For the nearly 1,000 Canadians waiting for a stem cell match, each day is an uphill battle. It’s a fight that Canadian Blood Services knows all too well. Today, Canadian Blood Services and ING DIRECT are launching the #Climb4Cord campaign, with the goal of raising $500,000 to go towards the $12.5 million needed by Canadian Blood Services to help build a national public cord blood bank. “I liken the 19,000-foot climb to Africa’s highest peak to the uphill battle patients face waiting for a stem cell match,” said