Canadian Blood Services welcomes Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Healthcare for Canada, the recently released report by the federal Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation. We were pleased to participate in the panel’s national consultations and support its call for further pan-Canadian collaboration to promote sustainable, innovative health-care services and systems. In 1997, at the height of the tainted blood scandal, federal, provincial and territorial ministers of health, with the exception of Quebec, enacted a Memorandum of Understanding that has fundamentally shaped today’s national